Pierluigi Paganini June 15, 2015
$38 an hour is the cost of destructive DDos Attacks

DDOS attacks have become cheaper than one can think, just because of the era of DDOS-for-hire services. However, such attacks are easier to launch now and don’t cost much, but when it comes to the victim – it costs $40,000 per hour to them considering the loss. Incapsula revealed in its annual Report of DDoS […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 04, 2015
Thamar Reservoir – Iranian hackers target entities in Middle East

Security experts at ClearSky have published a report on the a cyber espionage campaign dubbed Thamar Reservoir that is targeting entities in the Middle East. Security experts at ClearSky have uncovered a cyber espionage campaign dubbed Thamar Reservoir due to the name of its target Thamar E. Gindin. The investigation led the experts to date the Thamar Reservoir […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 03, 2015
APWG Global Phishing Survey – Registered malicious domains increased in H2 2014

The APWG Global Phishing Survey 2H2014 seeks to understand what the phishers are doing, and how, by quantifying the scope of the global phishing problem. The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has published the “Global Phishing Survey 2H2014“, a report that comes with some interesting numbers on phishing activities. The Global Phishing Survey 2H2014 report states […]

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 £30 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 […]