Hacking

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2016
T9000 backdoor, a sophisticated malware that spies on Skype users

The T9000 backdoor discovered by PaloAlto Networks is able to infect victims’ machines to steal files, take screengrabs, and records Skype conversations. A new threat is targeting Skype users, it is a backdoor trojan dubbed T9000 that is able to infect a victim’s machine to steal files, take screengrabs, and record conversations. The T9000 backdoor was spotted […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2016
Hackers leaked DHS staff records, 200GB of files are in their hands

A hacker accessed an employee’s email account at the Department of Justice and stole 200GB of files including records of 9,000 DHS staffers and 20,000 FBI employees. Yesterday, the data related a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) staff directory were leaked online, a Twitter account shared the link to an archive containing 9,355 names. The responsible […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 08, 2016
Reuse of login credentials put more than 20M Alibaba accounts at risk

The reuse of login credentials on Taobao exposed more than 20 million accounts on Alibaba’s websites to attacks. According to the state media reports, hackers have targeted over 20 million active accounts on Alibaba Group’s Taobao e-commerce website using Alibaba’s own cloud computing service. The Chinese Giant detected the attack in “the first instance” and responded […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 07, 2016
Dyre crackdown, the biggest effort to date by Russian authorities against cybercrime

Russian authorities raided offices of a Russian film distribution and production company as part of an operation against the Dyre gang. Russian law enforcement and intelligence agencies in November raided offices of a Russian film distribution and production company as part of an operation against one of the world’s most notorious cybercrime ring. The authorities […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 07, 2016
How to thwart the passcode lock screen on iOS 8 and 9?

A security expert discovered an authentication bypass vulnerability in both iOS devices that allows thwarting lock screen passcode. The security researcher Benjamin Kunz Mejri from Vulnerability Laboratory has discovered  an authentication bypass-sized hole in both  iPhones and iPads running iOS 8 and iOS 9 that can be exploited by attackers to thwart lock screen passcode. This […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 07, 2016
Google patched Nexus devices, including a critical Wi-Fi flaw

Google announced to have patched a number of critical vulnerabilities affecting the Nexus devices that lead to the complete hack of the device. Google announced to have patched a critical vulnerability affecting the Nexus devices that could be exploited by an attacker on the same Wi-Fi network. The company confirmed that it is not aware […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 05, 2016
Emergency. Hundreds of compromised WordPress sites serve TeslaCrypt ransomware

Operators running websites based on the WordPress must be aware of a spike in the number of compromised platforms used to deliver the TeslaCrypt ransomware. Administrators running websites based on the popular WordPress CMS must be aware of a spike in hacks that are resulting in the silent delivery of ransomware to the visitors. According to […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 05, 2016
Australian NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy under attack. Is it Chinese cyber espionage?

According to the NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy Chinese hackers have launched a malware-based attack on its network in December. The Australian NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy revealed that in December 2015 unknown hackers targeted its systems. In the same period, the organization was launching a number of important projects, including […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 05, 2016
Someone has pwned the Dridex botnet serving the Avira Antivirus

Unknowns have pwned the Dridex botnet and are using it to spread a legitimate copy of the Avira Antivirus software instead the malicious payload. This story is very intriguing, someone has hacked a portion of the dreaded Dridex botnet and replaced malicious links with references to installers for the Avira Antivirus. The Antivirus company denies […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 05, 2016
Do you have a Netgear ProSAFE NMS300? Here you are the exploit to hack it

A security researcher has released the exploit code for two serious vulnerabilities in the Netgear ProSAFE NMS300 network management system. Do you have a Netgear ProSAFE NMS300 Management System?  Now you have a reason to worry because the security researcher Pedro Ribeiro has discovered two serious vulnerabilities in the network device. The Netgear ProSAFE NMS300 Management System allows […]