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Pierluigi Paganini February 11, 2021
Avaddon ransomware decryptor released, but operators quickly reacted

An expert released a free decryption tool for the Avaddon ransomware, but operators quickly updated malware code to make it inefficient. The Spanish student Javier Yuste has released a free decryption tool for the Avaddon ransomware that can be used by the victims to recover their encrypted files for free. Yuste is a student at […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 25, 2020
UK NCSC’s alert urges orgs to fix MobileIron CVE-2020-15505 RCE

The UK NCSC issued an alert to urge organizations to patch the critical CVE-2020-15505 RCE vulnerability in MobileIron MDM systems. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued an alert urging organizations to address the critical CVE-2020-15505 remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in MobileIron mobile device management (MDM) systems. MDM platforms allow administrators to remotely manage a fleet of […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 06, 2020
US authorities behind $1 billion Bitcoin transaction of Silk Road funds

The United States announced the seizure of $1 billion worth of Bitcoin stolen by an individual from the Silk Road marketplace. On November 3, The United States this week announced that it has seized $1 billion worth of Bitcoin stolen by an individual from the Silk Road marketplace over half a decade ago. “The United […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2020
A data breach broker is selling account databases of 17 companies

A threat actor is offering for sale account databases containing an aggregate total of 34 million user records stolen from 17 companies. A data breach broker is selling account databases containing a total of 34 million user records stolen from 17 companies. The threat actor is advertising the stolen data since October 28 on a […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 02, 2020
New KryptoCibule Windows Trojan spreads via malicious torrents

Experts warn of the KryptoCibule Windows malware that has been active since late 2018 and has targeted users in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Security researchers from ESET have shared technical detailts of a new piece of Windows malware tracked as KryptoCibule. The malware has been active since at least December 2018, it targets cryptocurrency […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2020
Former Cisco employee pleads guilty to hacking, damaging company systems

A former Cisco employee has pleaded guilty to hacking charges and intentionally causing damage to the systems of his company. The former Cisco employee Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh (30) pleaded guilty in federal court in San Jose today to intentionally accessing a protected computer of his company without authorization and causing damage. The news was announced […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 29, 2020
REvil operators threaten to leak files stolen from Australian firm Lion

Australian beverage company Lion announced that it has found no evidence that hackers have stolen information from its systems. The Australian brewery and dairy conglomerate Lion suffered two cyber attacks in a few days this month. Lion is a beverage and food company that operates in Australia and New Zealand, and a subsidiary of Japanese beverage […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 16, 2020
Two PoC exploits for CVE-2020-0601 NSACrypto flaw released

Researchers published proof-of-concept (PoC) code exploits for a recently-patched CVE-2020-0601 flaw in the Windows operating system reported by NSA. Security researchers have published two proof-of-concept (PoC) code exploits for the recently-patched CVE-2020-0601 vulnerability that has been reported to Microsoft by the US National Security Agency (NSA). Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates for January 2020 address a […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 25, 2019
Ransomware attack hit the City of Johannesburg municipality

A new ransomware attack made the headlines, this time the victim is the City of Johannesburg municipality. A ransomware attack infected systems at the City of Johannesburg municipality shutting down the website, the e-services platform, and the billing system (SAP ISU and CRM). “The City of Johannesburg reported a breach of its network on Thursday night […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 02, 2019
Asics apologizes after pornography ran on screens at central store in Auckland for hours

NZ Sports Store Apologises Over Porn Played on Big Screens Hackers broadcasted pornography content on large television screens located above the Asics central store in Auckland for several hours. The New Zealand branch of sports brand Asics apologized for an embarrassing incident that took place over the weekend. On Sunday, hackers broadcasted pornography content on […]