Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini October 10, 2012
Ponemon statistics 2012 on cost of cybercrime

At the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) event “Cybersecurity and American power,” Gen. K.B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and chief at the Central Security Service (CSS), defined cybercrime “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.” alerting Government on the emergency related to intellectual property theft due cyber espionage. “Symantec placed the cost of […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 09, 2012
Hackers planning massive attacks against U.S. banks, is it possible?

In the last weeks we have assisted to a massive DDoS attacks against U.S. financial institutions that demonstrated how much invasive is this type of offensive. The dimension of the attacks was very impressive considering that it has beaten the defense systems of so large organizations, experts believe it is negligible if compared to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 01, 2012
PlaceRaider the 3D visual malware from military research

It’s known that military sector represents a privileged incubator for new technologies than in many cases are subsequently used in civil. The mobile sector represents one of the most vulnerable environments due the lack of awareness on cyber threats and the increasing number of malware that are affecting devices devoid of any defense system. These […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 26, 2012
Malware,Botnet & cyber threats,what is happening to the cyberspace?

Article published on Hakin9 IT Security Magazine “Raspberry Pi Hacking – Exploiting Software” 08/12 The article proposes an analysis of the main cyber threats that worry security experts and that are profoundly changing the cyber space. The exponential growth of the number of cyber threats and attacks is rebutted by a wide range of statistical […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 25, 2012
Expected new wave of cyber attacks against banking

In these days it has been discussed about a possible Iranian cyber offensive against US banks immediately denied by government of Teheran, the event raised the discussion on the real level of security of banking systems. Financial institutions are considerable privileged targets for a cyber attacks, banking system is a critical asset for a nation […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 23, 2012
Eset on Flashback malware, interesting info to prevent further attacks

Reports from main security firms confirm the increasing growth of cyber attacks based on malware, in particular the large diffusion of Apple products has made them desirable targets. The explosion of malicious agents designed for Apple OS X operating system as surprised Apple users that have found themselves suddenly vulnerable exactly such as users of […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 17, 2012
The good and the bad of the Deep Web

  Article Published on The Hacker New Magazine – September Edition “Security in a serious way” Introduction The Deep Web (or Invisible web) is the set of information resources on the World Wide Web not reported by normal search engines, according a raw estimation of some security experts clear web represents only a small portion of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 16, 2012
Microsoft distrupts Nitol botnet, malware hidden in supply chain

The malware diffusion is assuming dimension difficult to control, no matter if we are facing with a state-sponsored attack or with a cyber scam, malicious agents are around us, they have infected a huge quantity of machines with dramatic consequences. But what’s happen if we discover the malware inside the controller of ordinary object that […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 14, 2012
Botnet, pro & cons of using Tor Networks

As declared several time Deep Web, thanks to the anonymity of its connection, provides to cyber criminals an ideal environment to grow up profitable business. We have mainly discussed of deep web such as a portion of cyber space mainly used to sell any kind of good, from malware agent to drugs and other criminal […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 13, 2012
Cybercrime evolution in North America and Western Europe

Despite cyber space is known as a domain without border an interesting study of the Kaspersky Security firm demonstrates that cyber criminal activities are mainly located in some area of the planet, as we can see also the victims of the attacks have a geographical features that make them attractive targets. Factors such as the […]