Digital ID

Pierluigi Paganini May 14, 2021
Scheme flooding fingerprint technique may deanonymize Tor users

FingerprintJS experts devised a fingerprinting technique, named scheme flooding, that could allow identifying users across different desktop browsers, including the Tor Browser. FingerprintJS experts devised a new fingerprinting technique, named scheme flooding, that could allow identifying users while browsing websites using different desktop browsers, including the Tor Browser. The technique allows to profile users while […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2021
Threat actors added thousands of Tor exit nodes to carry out SSL stripping attacks

Since early 2020, bad actors have added Tor exit nodes to the Tor network to intercep traffic to cryptocurrency-related sites Starting from January 2020, a threat actor has been adding thousands of malicious exit relays to the Tor network to intercept traffic and carry out SSL stripping attacks on users while accessing mixing websites, The […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2021
WhatsApp will not deactivate accounts for not accepting new privacy terms

WhatsApp will not deactivate the accounts of users who don’t accept the new privacy policy update that requires sharing data with other companies owned by Facebook. WhatsApp on Friday announced that it will not deactivate accounts of users who don’t accept its new privacy policy that will be rolled out on May 15. The company will only […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2021
Cyber thieves move $760 million stolen in the 2016 Bitfinex heist

Over $760 million worth of Bitcoin that were stolen from cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex in 2016 were moved to new accounts. More than $760 million worth of Bitcoin, stolen from Asian cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex in 2016, were moved on Wednesday to new accounts. On August 2016, the Asian Bitfinex suffered a security breach that resulted in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 30, 2021
30 Docker images downloaded 20M times in cryptojacking attacks

Experts discovered that 30 malicious Docker images with a total number of 20 million pulls were involved in cryptomining operations. Palo Alto Network researcher Aviv Sasson discovered 30 malicious Docker images, which were downloaded 20 million times, that were involved in cryptojacking operations. The expert determined the number of cryptocurrencies that were mined to a mining […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 19, 2021
Millions of People Can Lose Sensitive Data through Travel Apps, Privacysavvy reports

According to a report published by researchers at PrivacySavvy, many travel companies expose users’ data through their booking apps. In a report published on the 16th of March by PrivacySavvy, many travel companies expose users’ data through their booking apps. PrivacySavvy is a digital security company on a mission to educate internet users on issues […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 01, 2021
ByteDance agreed to pay $92M in US privacy Settlement for TikTok data collection

ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, agreed to pay $92 million in a settlement to U.S. users for illegal data collection. ByteDance, the company behind TikTok, agreed to pay $92 million in a settlement to U.S. users. The settlement has yet to be approved by a federal judge. The Chinese firm was accused to have failed […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 28, 2021
New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia hacked again

The New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia suffered a new cyber heist while it is in liquidation due to a 2019 security breach. In 2019, the New Zealand-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia discloses a cyber attack that took place on January 14th. At the time of the first attack, the threat actors stole approximately USD 30 million […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 24, 2021
A Cryptomining botnet abuses Bitcoin blockchain transactions as C2 backup mechanism

Crooks are exploiting BTC blockchain transactions to hide backup command-and-control (C2) server addresses for a cryptomining botnet. Security experts from Akamai have spotted a new botnet used for illicit cryptocurrency mining activities that are abusing Bitcoin (BTC) transactions to implement a backup mechanism for C2.  This technique allows botnet operators to make their infrastructure resilient […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2021
Twitter removes 100 accounts linked to Russia disseminating disinformation

Twitter removed dozens of accounts allegedly used by Russia-linked threat actors to disseminate disinformation and target western countries. Twitter has removed dozens of accounts used by Russia-linked threat actors that were used to disseminate disinformation and to target the European Union, the United States, and the NATO alliance. Experts believe the accounts were part of […]