Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2013
Target retailer investigating data breach involving 40M card accounts

US retailer Target is investigating a data breach potentially involving millions of customer credit and debit card data occurred during holiday shopping. Nearly 40 Million credit and debit card accounts belonging to customers of American retailing company Target may have been stolen during the traditional holiday shopping season. The news has been provided by the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 19, 2013
OPSEC novice … here the manual for perfect cyber criminals

Cyber security expert Dancho Danchev profiled a new OPSEC training services in the underground, a new trend that is converging to standardization of knowledge sharing in the cybercrime ecosystem. Speaking of cybercrime, with the term OPSEC are usually referred the basic operational security activities conducted by cyber criminals to avoid being tracked and monetize their […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 19, 2013
ChewBacca, the last Tor-based banking trojan

Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a new Tor-based banking trojan named “ChewBacca”, it is the last malware exploiting Tor network. Tor network is a territory of exploration for cybercriminals that are increasing their attention in the popular anonymizing network for make more resilient malicious botnets. The principal advantages for adoption of hidden service in a […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 18, 2013
54 Million Turkish Citizens data stoled by Russian Hackers

Researchers from KONDA Security firm have discovered that the Russian hackers have stolen personal information of 54 Million Turkish Citizens. Unknown Russian hackers have reportedly stolen Personal details of nearly 54 million Turkish citizens, the data breach is clamorous if we consider that the figure represents nearly 70% of the whole Turkish population. The Hurriyet daily news […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 17, 2013
NSA – A bios malware can remotely destroy any US system

During a CBS Interview show “60 Minutes”, The NSA Director General Alexander and the Information Assurance Director Plunkett  claimed a foreign government has developed a BIOS based malware that can remotely destroy any computer. Senior National Security Agency (NSA) officials have revealed to CBS American television newsmagazine “60 Minutes” that a foreign government has tried […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 16, 2013
Advanced Power hits Firefox Users to conduct vulnerability scanning

KrebsOnSecurity has discovered an unusual botnet that disguises itself as a legitimate add-on for Mozilla Firefox to perform website vulnerability scanning. Krebson security blog posted an interesting article on a new concerning botnet infected more than 12,500 systems disguises itself as a legitimate add-on for Mozilla Firefox to hack websites on a large scale.  The botnet, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2013
ENISA Threat Landscape 2013 report, the rise of cyber threats

ENISA releases the ENISA Threat Landscape 2013, it a collection of information on top cyber-threats that have been assessed in the reporting period. The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) published the ENISA Threat Landscape 2013 report, a document that was annually issued to analyze significant evolutions in the cyber-threat landscape. The ENISA has […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2013
Detected 64-bit ZeuS banking trojan using Tor network

Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have detected a 64-bit Zeus banking trojan version enhanced with communication capability on the Tor network. Is Zeus banking trojan dead? Absolutely no! Periodically security experts found new a variant that includes new features to make it more resilient and able to spread itself via social networks. Last variant was […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2013
Near East – new heaven for bulletproof hosting providers, first effects of cyberwar

Intelligence experts at IntelCrawler discovered a Russian-speaking group offers bulletproof hosting in Syria, Lebanon … Countries that represent the new heaven for cybercriminals   IntelCrawler: «Near East – new heaven for bulletproof hosting providers, first effects of war on cyberspace in action» Los-Angeles CA– The US based cyber and risk intelligence provider IntelCrawler has announced […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 08, 2013
Zero-day vulnerability exploits, too precious commodities

NSS Labs issued the report titled “The Known Unknowns” to explain dynamics behind the market of zero-day exploits. Last week I discussed about the necessity to define a model for “cyber conflict” to qualify the principal issues related to the use of cyber tools and cyber weapons in an Information Warfare context, today I decided […]