Internet of Things

Pierluigi Paganini September 05, 2016
Linux/Mirai ELF, when malware is recycled could be still dangerous

Experts from MalwareMustDie spotted a new ELF trojan backdoor, dubbed ELF Linux/Mirai,  which is now targeting IoT devices. Experts from MalwareMustDie have analyzed in August samples of a particular ELF trojan backdoor, dubbed ELF Linux/Mirai,  which is now targeting IoT devices. The name of the malware is the same of the binary,”mirai.*,” and according to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 01, 2016
BASHLITE Botnets peaked 1 Million Internet of Thing Devices

A joint research conducted by Level 3 Communications and Flashpoint allowed the identification of a million devices infected by the BASHLITE malware. Do you remember the BASHLITE malware? It was a strain of malware (also known as Lizkebab, Torlus and Gafgyt) detected by experts at Trend Micro shortly after the public disclosure of the ShellShock bug. The BASHLITE malware includes the […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 25, 2016
Linux.PNScan Trojan is back to compromise routers and install backdoors

The Linux Trojan Linux.PNScan is back and it is actively targeting routers based on x86 Linux in an attempt to install backdoors on them. Yesterday I wrote about a new Linux Trojan dubbed Linux.Rex.1, a new Linux malware that is capable of self-spreading and creating a peer-to-peer botnet, now experts from Malware Must Die discovered a new strain […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 23, 2016
IoT – Shocking : How your home sockets could aid in Cyber attacks

IoT devices are dramatically enlarging our surface of attack, hackers can exploit smart sockets to shut down Critical Systems. I love some of the gangster nicknames people come up with. Knuckles, Fat Tony , Stab Happy or even Bambi. Names are characteristic of their personality and attitude. It’s time to add Toaster Socket to the […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 05, 2016
Top Security Priorities of the Internet of Things

The rise of the Internet of Things is being heralded by many as the beginning of a new Industrial Revolution. Technology firms are now linking objects ranging from household appliances to industrial machinery to the internet. With telecommunications firms on board, manufacturers are coming up with new, innovative uses for everyday objects. Yet linking these […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 28, 2016
Sucuri spotted a large botnet of CCTV devices involved in DDoS attacks

Security experts from Sucuri firm have discovered a large botnet of compromised CCTV devices used by crooks to launch DDoS attacks in the wild. Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that’s made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. We discussed several times about the IoT and the lack security by design that makes […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2016
Watch out, FLocker Ransomware targets Android smart TVs

The day has come, Sharp and Philips smart TV running the Android TV OS could be infected by a ransomware dubbed FLocker ransomware. When a journalist asked me which is a possible evolution of ransomware I had no doubt, the Internet of Things. I was thinking of ransomware that infects medical devices and Smart objects in our homes. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 13, 2016
The NSA wants to exploit IoT devices for surveillance and sabotage

The NSA and other intelligence agencies are spending a significant effort in research for hacking IoT devices for both surveillance and sabotage. Intelligence agencies worldwide are looking with increasing interest to the Internet of Things paradigm, intelligent objects surround us and manage an impressive volume of data related to of existence. Thanks to the Internet of Things devices, we […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 08, 2016
So You want to Capitalize on the IoT Business…

The potential of IoT devices connected over cloud networks is breathtaking, opening opportunities that will forever change societal culture. It’s a buzzword that has been around the past decade and has often been portrayed in futuristic visions of a society where man and technology has integrated into one. The potential of IoT devices connected over cloud […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2016
Twitter closes the access to the Intel Agencies to Analysis Service

Twitter has blocked the US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that allows the real-time analysis of the content posted online. According to The Wall Street Journal, that cited a senior US intelligence official, Twitter has blocked US intelligence agencies from accessing a service that analyzes the content posted online through the social media platform in […]