Pierluigi Paganini December 19, 2022
Glupteba botnet is back after Google disrupted it in December 2021

The Glupteba botnet is back, researchers reported a surge in infection worldwide after Google disrupted its operation in 2021. In December 2021, Google announced it has taken down the infrastructure operated by the Glupteba botnet, it also sued Russian nationals Dmitry Starovikov and Alexander Filippov for creating and operating the botnet. The blockchain-enabled botnet has been […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 27, 2022
Threat actors stole $100M in crypto assets from Harmony

Threat actors have stolen $100 million in cryptocurrency from the Blockchain company Harmony on Thursday evening. Last week threat actors have stolen $100 million in cryptocurrency from the Blockchain company Harmony. The company reported the incident to the authorities, the FBI is investigating the cyber heist with the help of several cybersecurity firms.  Harmony’s Horizon […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 20, 2022
Threat actors stole at least $1.7M worth of NFTs from tens of OpenSea users

Threat actors have stolen and flipped high-valued NFTs from the users of the world’s largest NFT exchange, OpenSea. The world’s largest NFT exchange, OpenSea on Sunday confirmed that tens of some of its users have been hit by a phishing attack and had lost valuable NFTs worth $1.7 million. The phishing attack was confirmed by […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 26, 2018
Experts presented BOTCHAIN, the first fully functional Botnet built upon the Bitcoin Protocol

Security experts Antonio Pirozzi and Pierluigi Paganini presented BOTCHAIN, the first fully functional Botnet built upon the Bitcoin Protocol. Security expert Antonio Pirozzi, director at ZLab malware lab at Cybaze firm, presented at the EU Cyber Threat Conference in Dublin conducted a research along with Pierluigi Paganini (aka @securityaffairs), about how crooks could abuse blockchain […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 25, 2018
Bitcoin Core Team fixes a critical DDoS flaw in wallet software

Bitcoin Core Software fixed a critical DDoS attack vulnerability in the Bitcoin Core wallet software tracked as CVE-2018-17144. The Bitcoin Core team urges miners to update client software with the latest Bitcoin Core 0.16.3 version as soon as possible. “A denial-of-service vulnerability (CVE-2018-17144) exploitable by miners has been discovered in Bitcoin Core versions 0.14.0 up […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 30, 2018
What the Blockchain Taught Us about IT Security

It is not just about security, but in utilizing Blockchain to secure your company and your information. With how fast technology is improving and being included in everyday activities or jobs to make them fast and efficient, it is important to make sure you are secured, especially when on the internet. You can have your […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 19, 2018
Does Cryptocurrency Encourage Crime?

Is cryptocurrency making some wrongdoings harder to commit while making others more rampant in society? Does Cryptocurrency Encourage Crime? People hear a lot about how cryptocurrency — and particularly the blockchain technology associated with it — could decrease some kinds of crime because it’s so transparent and all transactions become part of an unchangeable record. […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2017
Pavel Lerner, head of EXMO cryptocurrency exchange, was kidnapped in Ukraine

According to Ukrainian media, the head of the EXMO cryptocurrency exchange Pavel Lerner has been kidnapped in Kiev, the police is investigating the case. According to Ukrainian media, the Russian IT expert Pavel Lerner has been kidnapped in Kiev. Pavel Lerner (40) is a and managing director EXMO, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, and according to a Ukrainian media he stopped […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2016
Bitcoin Wallet went down due to a DNS Hijacking, the world’s most popular Bitcoin wallet and Block Explorer service went down this week due to a DNS Hijacking attack. Crypto-currencies continue to be a privileged target of cyber criminals, Bitcoin wallets and services provided by many companies operating in the industries have been targeted by criminal organizations as never before., the world’s […]