Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini February 09, 2012
DDoS, IPv6 is an excuse to talk about

The day has come, Network service providers are reporting the first IPV6 distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and the event is extremly significat from a secutity point of view. The news has been reported in the Arbor Networks’ 7th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report. Despite this king of attacks remain relatively rare, the news must alert […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 05, 2012
Anonymous vs FBI, threat or voice to listen?

No doubts about the ability of the Anonymous group since the beginning years have intensified their activities demonstrating great technical skills. As always, the movement gives voice to social dissent and protest against amendments and decisions of governments guilty of not listening to the masses. Among the prominent victims group hacktivist there ‘s the FBI, […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 04, 2012
Underestimate the threat, a serious error

In recent years it has fully understood the offensive capability of the use of cyber weapons, highly efficient tools to move attacks and espionage operations in total coverage. The effectiveness of the cyber threat is linked not only to its intrinsic characteristics, but also to the choice of channel for its spread and in this […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2012
Terrorism acts vs cyber threats, new offense scenarios

We are at an historical turning point today in U.S., and the situation is similar all over the world, threat of terrorist acts have been surpassed by cyber threats, this is the opinion of FBI Director Robert Mueller. Cyber crime, cyber-espionage, massive attacks, hacktivism, usage of cyber weapons against critical infrastructure are all phenomena that are increasing in frequency […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2012
New Drive-By Spam Infects unsuspecting users

The threat arrives via email, is now read consuetidine attacks that use email as a vector for spreading malware. Until now we have observed as typical scenario for the contagion an unsuspecting user that clicks on a link in the body of email that started the download of malware or that open the agent directly […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2012
Cybersecurity market, reflections on the future

Just yesterday I was impressed by a news published on a web site that announced that global cybersecurity market will reach reach quote $61 billion this year, according to a report by UK-based consultancy Visiongain, an impressive amount of money that give an idea of the business. Since now we have analyzed the grows of […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2012
Zeus,software as a service – Implications for civil and military

As previously said the cyber crime industry is proving to be invoiced in a thriving company that knows no crisis. The reasons are countless, high profits and unpunished crimes most often the main reasons. What amazes is, however, the organization managing the criminal business. Operations managed as projects and malware designed as products of large […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2012
Koobface, an excuse to talk about botnets and cyber crime

Koobface virus is undoubtedly considered as the malware of social network because it uses them as spread channel. We have repeatedly mentioned the incredible power of social networking media, platforms that reach a global audience with a simple click, obvious that such a capability could be attractive to criminal organizations for the spread of malware. […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2012
Symantec, the inconvenient truth on the data breach

Do you remember the case of Symantec and the theft of the source code of some of its products by an Indian group of hackers called the lord of Dharmaraja? On that occasion it was declared by Symantec officials that the source code of its products had been stolen in a successful attack to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 15, 2012
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency hit by malware

To news like this we are dangerously getting used, the scenarios change but the dynamics are often the same, viruses used such as cyber weapon that infect critical structures, causing loss of valuable information and that block system of target systems. The news has been announced  by the same “Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)” that […]