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Pierluigi Paganini April 30, 2020
RDP brute-force attacks rocketed since beginning of COVID-19

The number of RDP brute-force attacks is skyrocketing in mid-March due to remote working imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from Kaspersky Lab are observing a significant increase in the number of RDP brute-force attacks since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, researchers from Shodan reported a 41% increase in the number of RDP […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 08, 2019
New strain of Clipsa malware launches brute-force attacks on WordPress sites

Avast spotted a new strain of Clipsa malware that is used to mine and steal cryptocurrencies along with carrying out brute-force attacks on WordPress sites. Clipsa is a malware that is well known to cyber security community is able to steal cryptocurrency via clipoard hijacking and mine cryptocurrency after installing a miner.  Avast recently discovered […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 15, 2019
A flaw could have allowed hackers to take over any Instagram account in 10 minutes

Instagram has recently addressed a critical flaw that could have allowed hackers to take over any Instagram account without any user interaction. Instagram has recently addressed a critical vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to completely take over any account without user interaction. The news was first reported by TheHackerNews, the issue was reported to […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 07, 2019
StealthWorker Malware Uses Windows, Linux Bots to Hack Websites

Security experts at FortiGuard uncovered a new malware campaign aimed at delivering the StealthWorker brute-force malware. The malicious code targets both Windows and Linux systems, compromised systems are used to carry out brute force attacks along with other infected systems. The malicious code was first discovered by Malwarebytes at the end of February and tracked […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2018
WordPress botnet composed of +20k installs targets other sites

Experts from security firm Wordfence discovered a Botnet of 20,000 WordPress Sites Infecting other WordPress installs. Experts from security firm Wordfence uncovered a botnet composed of over 20,000 WordPress sites that is being used to compromise other websites running on the popular CMS and recruit them.   “The threat actors (hackers) use a group of four command […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 04, 2018
Thousands of compromised Magento websites delivering Malware

Hackers compromised hundreds of Magento e-commerce websites to steal credit card numbers and install crypto-mining malware. According to the security firm Flashpoint, hackers launched brute-force attacks against Magento installs, they used a dictionary composed of common and known default Magento credentials. “Ecommerce websites running on the popular open-source Magento platform are being targeted by attackers who are using […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 23, 2015
OpenSSH Flaw exposes servers to brute-force attacks

A new critical vulnerability was discovered in the widely used OpenSSH software, hackers exploiting this flaw can run brute-force attacks against servers. A new critical vulnerability was discovered in the widely used OpenSSH software, hackers exploiting this flaw can run brute-force attacks against server performing thousands of authentication requests remotely.  The vulnerability affects the latest version […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2015
Lufthansa customers were targeted by a cyber attack

Unknown hackers have gained access to the user personal accounts of the website of Lufthansa airline ( and used frequent-flyer miles. Unknown hackers have breached the system of the German flag carrier Lufthansa, the news was reported first by the German magazine Der Spiegel. The attackers accessed individual passenger accounts on the company’s website as […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 01, 2014
Kaspersky Lab reveals an increase in RDP bruteforce attacks

Security experts at Kaspersky Lab have issued data related to the number of RDP brute force attacks on its clients which show a worrying trend. In the June Kaspersky Lab has included in its products an Intrusion Detection System, which allowed the company to analyze  more information on going attacks on its clients. Kaspersky has issued the data […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2013
Gaming platforms under attack – Nintendo and Ubisoft hacks

The number of attacks against gaming platforms is constantly increasing, the recent data breach occurred to Nintendo and Ubisoft are just the tip of the iceberg. Gaming platforms are considerable privileged targets for cybercriminals but also for state-sponsored hackers. The first group of attackers is mainly attracted by possibility to steal sensitive information, in many […]