Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini May 15, 2012
2011 IC3 – Internet Crime Report

In this article I desire to discuss about the data provided in the 2011 IC3 Internet Crime Report that provide evidence of the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) against cybercrime in US and of the obtained results. On May 8, 2000 from a partnership between NW3C, BJA and the FBI was born The Internet Fraud Complaint […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 07, 2012
US Cybersecurity capability. National Preparedness Report

The “National Preparedness Report” is the first assessment, directly commissioned by President Obama, on the US capabilities of response to a terrorist attacks and man-made and natural disasters. Really interesting is the component related to cyber security, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has reported an impressive growth of the number of cyber attacks and […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 06, 2012
They are Not What You Think They are … They are Hacktivists

Article Published on The Hacker New Magazine – May Edition “They are Not What You Think they Are … they are hacktivists” During the last couple of years, we have witnessed the escalation of operations conducted by the Anonymous group, the collective of hackers that is expressing a social dissent through cyber attacks. In modern society, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2012
Anonymous Reloaded. Yesterday, today, tomorrow

The word “Anonymous ” evokes the myth of the hacker in today’s society that defends freedom of expression and agrees with sensational cyber operations in the fight against censorship and government and industrial questionable policies. If Anonymous is perceived by future generations as an attractive ideology to follow, industry and government view with concern the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 03, 2012
7 Most Common Facebook Crimes

It’s a pleasure for me to propose to my readers an article of my colleagues of TheBestDegrees Group on social networking and related crimes. Several times I highlighted the importance of social networking and of all related form of communication. Of course with the rapid diffusion of technology the number of crimes is increased dramatically. […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2012
Flashback Trojan, a business opportunity for all

Many people who do not work in our sector are asking me two questions with increasing frequency: Can a virus infect a MAC pc? Is it possible to monetize a malware development? How is it possible? Obvious my answers, we cannot think of a software system free of bugs and vulnerabilities. To those who I have […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 01, 2012
Identity Theft, the growing crime

Every day we exchange personal information with colleagues, friends and unknown people with no idea how they are treated and for what use they will be managed. Telephone number, email address or driver’s license number are example of the data we provide ordinary using new media channels like internet and the social networks. The use […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2012
DNSChanger , much ado about nothing and the wrong choice

 Summary of previous episodes In beginning of the year a news circulated on internet regarding the planned blackout of Internet for millions of users on March 8th decided by FBI to deal with DNSChanger Trojan. The action must be done to stop the diffusion of the malware that has infected millions of computers all over […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2012
Russian cybercrime, not only a localized threat

Several times I wrote on cybercrime trying to analyze a phenomenon that grows with an impressive rhythm. The trend is uniform all over the word, cybercrime business is increasing its profits despite the economic crisis. The impact of cybercrime is transversal, industry, private businesses and governments, are all players that suffers the incoming cyber threats. […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2012
Analysis of cybercrime and its impact on private and military sectors

The article is published on the last edition of PenTest AUDITING & STANDARDS 03 2012.  Several reports published in the last months demonstrate that Cybercrime has double digit growth, being today among the four biggest crime threat all over the world, within asset theft crimes, frauds and corruption. The trend is the same all over the word, […]