Pierluigi Paganini January 09, 2016
DDoS attack on BBC may have reached 602Gbps, never so powerful

The  hacking group New World Hacking that claimed the responsibility for the BBC attack revealed that the DDoS attack reached the 602 GBps. On December 31th, the BBC website and iPlayer service went down due to a major “distributed denial of service” attack.” The attack started at 0700 GMT and paralyzed the websites for more than […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 30, 2015
Teenagers arrested after using the Lizard Squad DDoS tool

Six British teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attacking websites by using the Lizard Squad’s DDoS tool, the Lizard Stresser. Lizard Squad is the popular hacking crew that brought the online gaming networks Sony PlayStation Network and Microsoft Xbox Live with major Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. The hackers developed a tool dubbed Lizard Stresser that draws on Internet […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 21, 2015
Verisign report – The rise of DDoS attacks as a service

A new report published by Verisign provides useful data related to the recent evolution of DDoS attacks and the services that offer them. DDoS attacks are even more dangerous for every organization that exposes its resources and services on the Internet, recent attacks against Sony PSN network and XBox live service demonstrate it. DDoS attacks despite […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 10, 2015
Lizard Stresser hacking tool relies on compromised home routers

Security expert Brian Krebs and a research team discovered that the Lizard Stresser DDoS tool relies on compromised Home Routers. Over the holidays the Lizard Squad team knocked out the networks of Sony PSN and Microsoft Xbox live service using a tool they have designed to run DDoS attacks. The tool is dubbed Lizard Stresser and according to […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 03, 2014
Understanding Hit and Run DDoS attacks

Hit and Run DDoS attacks are composed by a series of short bursts of high volume attacks, having a limited duration, and are arranged periodically, and … Incapsula firm has recently published a blog post to explain the efficiency of hit and run DDoS attacks, as remarked by the experts attackers don’t need to arrange large scale […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 22, 2013
Cybercriminal threatens to sell 3.7M Customers data Israeli Banks

A group of hackers has threatened Israeli banks to disclose stolen data belonging 3.7 million customers unless the organizations pay up. The Israel Hayom news revealed that at least three Israeli banks report extortion attempt by hacker demanding payoff in Bitcoin, the criminal threatens the financial institutions to reveal sensitive information of banking customers. The cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 16, 2013
Advanced Power hits Firefox Users to conduct vulnerability scanning

KrebsOnSecurity has discovered an unusual botnet that disguises itself as a legitimate add-on for Mozilla Firefox to perform website vulnerability scanning. Krebson security blog posted an interesting article on a new concerning botnet infected more than 12,500 systems disguises itself as a legitimate add-on for Mozilla Firefox to hack websites on a large scale.  The botnet, […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 19, 2013
Cybercrime-as-a-Service, the rise of hacking services

Security expert Dancho Danchev profiled one of the numerous hacking services offered in the underground highlighting new trends in the cybercrime ecosystem. With the term attack-as-a-service model is indicated the practice to outsource all the phases of an attack to specialists instead to rent tools and architecture to conduct personally the illegal activities (Malware-as-a-Service). Danchev […]