Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2020
xHunt hackers hit Microsoft Exchange with two news backdoors

While investigating a cyber attack on the Microsoft Exchange server of an organization in Kuwait, experts found two new Powershell backdoors. Security experts from Palo Alto Networks have spotted two never-before-detected Powershell backdoors while investigating an attack on Microsoft Exchange servers at an organization in Kuwait. Experts attribute the attack to a known threat actor […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2020
Experts disclose tens of flaws in Zyxel Cloud CNM SecuManager, includes dangerous backdoors

Flaws Riddle Zyxel’s Network Management Software Experts have found tens of security vulnerabilities in Zyxel Network Management Software, including backdoors and hardcoded SSH keys. Security researchers Pierre Kim and Alexandre Torres have discovered several vulnerabilities Zyxel Cloud CNM SecuManager software that could expose users to cyber attacks. The Zyxel Cloud CNM SecuManager is a comprehensive […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 05, 2017
German Government prepares Law for backdoors and hacking back

The German Government is preparing a law that will force hardware vendors to include a backdoor in their products and to allow its unit to hack back. The German Government is preparing a law that will force hardware vendors to include a backdoor in their products. The law aims to allow law enforcement agencies to […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 07, 2016
Dozens of Sony cameras affected by a secret backdoor

Many Sony cameras could be hijacked by hackers and infected with Mirai-like malware due to the presence of a sort of secret backdoor. Sony has closed a sort of debug backdoor that was spotted in 80 web-connected surveillance cameras. The hardcoded logins in the firmware of the Sony cameras can be exploited to hijack the […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 20, 2015
Nested backdoor affects 600,000 Arris cable modems

A Brazilian security researcher has discovered a nested backdoor affecting nearly 600,000 Arris cable modems. Arris is working to fix it. The Security expert Bernardo Rodrigues (@bernardomr) has discovered the presence of a “backdoor-within-a-backdoor” in roughly 600,000 Arris cable modems. Rodrigues is a vulnerability tester at Brazil’s Globo television network, he reported the undocumented library in […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 05, 2014
Hacking satellite communications equipment on passenger jets

Cyber security expert claims to be able access satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and in-flight entertainment systems. Airplanes Can Be Hacked Through Wireless In-flight Entertainment System, this is not a new discovery as I explained in a post published more that one year ago and titled “Cyber Threats against the Aviation […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 07, 2014
Cisco warns on combined spear phishing and exploit attacks

Cisco’s Threat Research Analysis and Communications (TRAC) uncovered an extremely targeted spear phish attack on high-profit companies in Europe. A new APT has been discovered by CISCO targeting high-profit companies in Europe, including businesses working in banking, oil and entertainment industries. The attackers adopted as attack vector the email in a spear phishing campaign. According to the alert […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 19, 2014
Satellite equipment affected by severe vulnerabilities

A study conducted by experts at IOActive uncovered a variety of severe vulnerabilities in Satellite equipment widely used in numerous industries. Satellite Communication Devices are vulnerable to cyber attacks due the presence of critical design flaws in the firmware of principal satellite terrestrial equipment. Different satellite systems manufactured by some of the world’s biggest government contractors are […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 26, 2013
Microsoft Security Intelligence Report consecrates Turkey as malware paradise

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report states the malware encounter rate in Turkey is far greater than that of any other country in the entire world. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a periodic study of the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware. It is based on data from Internet services and over 600 million […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 16, 2013
FBI warns of US government networks violated by Anonymous

The FBI is warning that members of the Anonymous hacking collective have violated networks belonging to multiple government agencies stealing sensitive data The Reuters agency reported that members of the hacktivist group of Anonymous  secretly violated U.S. Government networks in multiple agencies and stolen sensitive information. The FBI warned that the hacking campaign began almost […]