Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2013
Russian hacker HASH took control of a BBC server

The Russian hacker known as “HASH” and “Rev0lver” took control of a BBC server and attempted to sell access to it to other cybercriminals. A hacker compromised a server at the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and started a Christmas Day campaign to sell the access to the machine to other cyber criminals. The evidences of […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2013
Dexter Malware, the rise of malware that hits point of sales

Security experts at Arbor Networks have found a couple of servers used to arrange a malicious campaign against PoS with Dexter malware. At the end of 2012, Israel based company Seculert  notified about Dexter malware, used for parsing memory dumps of specific POS software related processes, looking for Track 1 / Track 2 credit card data. Dexter […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 27, 2013
Bitcoin case – How cybercriminals exploit typosquatting

How cyber criminals could exploit typosquatting? The case of MtGox proposed by MalwareBytes, a fake domain used to serve malicious codes. Typosquatting, also called URL hijacking, is a common form of hacking which relies on mistakes such as typographical errors made by Internet users when typing the website address into the address bar of their browser. Should a user […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 25, 2013
The value of stolen card data that includes localization info

The hackers behind Target data breach are selling stolen card data including localization info. Why? In numerous posts I have highlighted the possibility to acquire stolen card data on the black market, different website on the underground and within the Deep Web proposed the precious commodities at varying prices depending on several factors like, the […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 22, 2013
Cybercriminal threatens to sell 3.7M Customers data Israeli Banks

A group of hackers has threatened Israeli banks to disclose stolen data belonging 3.7 million customers unless the organizations pay up. The Israel Hayom news revealed that at least three Israeli banks report extortion attempt by hacker demanding payoff in Bitcoin, the criminal threatens the financial institutions to reveal sensitive information of banking customers. The cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2013
New cyber attack against The Washington Post

Security experts at Mandiant have discovered that hackers break into Washington Post servers stealing employee users credentials hashes. Security experts at Mandiant intelligence firm have discovered a new intrusion into the network of The Washington Post, it is the third time in the last three years. In time I’m writing it is still not clear […]

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 […]