Pierluigi Paganini May 31, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 11 – Best of the week from best sources

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from the best sources free for you in your email box. The Phantom Menace, who targeted the oil tankers? Hi-tech car thieves use ÂŁ30 jamming devices in car parks Researcher who exploits bug in Starbucks gift cards gets rebuke, not […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 28, 2015
Ponemon Institute – Cost of data breach reaches record levels

The Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Global Cost of Data Breach Study reveals that the average cost of a data breach has reached record levels. Every year, I propose you the findings of the report published by the Ponemon Institute related the evolution of the cost of a data breach, a very interesting study that provides an economic […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 27, 2015
Linux-based Moose worm turns routers into social network bots

Linux/Moose is a malware family that targets Linux-based consumer routers turning them into social network bots to use for illegal activities. ESET released a study about a new malware known as Moose worm that is compromising devices that have a weak or default credentials. The principal target of the Moose worm are the linux-based routers, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2015
Frustrating Revelations about Zero-Day Threats and Their Lack of Detection for 2 Whole Months

The recent report from ISTR has outlined the fact that zero-day vulnerabilities remain unresolved for 59 days. What you can do for online protection. Symantec and the recently published Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) have made a truly frustrating revelation as to the time period, in which zero-day threats remain undetected. Whereas in 2013 this time […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 25, 2015
Who and why is attacking companies in the Nordic Countries?

Security experts at FireEye have published a report that details the cyber threats targeting various sectors in the Nordic countries. According to FireEye, threat actors targeted strategic industries (i.e. aerospace and defense, energy, health and pharmaceuticals, and shipping), government and defense agencies searching for political, economic and military intelligence. Experts believe sophisticated threat groups could be […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2015
DDoS Attacks on the rise in Q1 2015, says Akamai

DDoS attacks even more dangerous according to the last report published by Akamai Technologies, the “Q1 2015 State of the Internet – Security Report”. According to Akamai Technologies, Q1 2015 showed that distributed denial-of-service attacks are on the rise again, and according to Akamai Technologies, Q1 set a record for the number of DDoS attacks, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2015
Retailers take 197 Days on Average to Identify Security Breaches

A new report published by Arbor Networks and the Ponemon Institute explains how Financial Service and Retail Organizations tackle advanced threats. Regardless of the recent string of high-profile cyberattacks plaguing companies worldwide, the retail industry is still behind on cybersecurity standards, according to new reports published by Arbor Networks and the Ponemon Institute. Researchers disclosed it takes […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2015
New Intel Security study shows that 97% of people can’t identify phishing emails

Intel Security published an a curious study to test consumer knowledge about phishing practice and measure the ability to detect phishing emails. For this study, Intel Security presented 10 emails where people were asked to identify which emails were phishing with the purpose of steal personal data, and which were legit, legal emails. The data for the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 08, 2015
A new report from Google uncovers Ad injection economy

A Google study on Ad injection activities revealed that more than 5% of unique IPs visiting Google-owned websites had at least one ad injector installed. According to a new report published by Google 5.5% of unique daily IP addresses visiting google-owned websites have at least on ad injector installed, is the most popular, being […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 20, 2015
Operation Pawn Storm on Continued Marathon, Attacking Targets Now with Advance Infrastructure

Operation Pawn Storm allegedly run by hackers backed by the Russian Government still advancing their infrastructure a great deal, the group is believed to using advanced tactics to hit the targets. Trend Micro revealed that the group have introduced all new infrastructure and is “Zeroing in” onto the targets that include NATO (North Atlantic Treaty […]