Reports

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, superfish.com 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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 17, 2015
In-flight Wi-Fi can be an open door for hackers

A report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warns that the FAA faces some serious cyber security issues for modern flights. Security experts for a long time suspected that in-flight Wi-fi could create an entry door for hackers and a new report issued by The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) describes the dungeon of […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2015
Criminal crew Hellsing strikes back after attack by a rival APT group

The elite cyber crime group Hellsing strikes back after attack by the rival APT crew known as Naikon. This is the first documented case of APT-on-APT attack. What happens when an APT group running a cyber espionage campaign target a second distinct APT group? The events occurred last year, when a group involved in a cyber espionage campaign […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2015
Dell report revealed attacks on SCADA system are doubled

A recent report published by Dell revealed a 100 percent increase in the number of attacks on industrial control (SCADA) systems. The new Dell Annual Threat Report revealed that the number of attacks against supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems doubled in 2014 respect the previous year. Unfortunately, the majority of incidents occurred in SCADA systems is […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 14, 2015
Bank and vendors – Which are the threats to cyber security?

The NYDFS released a new report on the Cyber Security in the Banking Sector that highlights problems faced by almost every bank in the US with third party vendors. Last week, The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released a report on the Cyber Security in the Banking industry, the analysis revealed several disconcerting […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2015
APT30 behind a long-running cyber espionage campaign

Researchers at FireEye uncovered a new threat actor dubbed APT30 that run a decade-long cyber espionage campaign backed by the Chinese Government. Security experts at FireEye have uncovered a new long-running cyber espionage campaign, the researchers speculate that the campaign is active since at least 2005. The threat actor behind the campaign was dubbed APT30 by the researchers, […]