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Pierluigi Paganini November 18, 2019
Crooks use carding bots to check stolen card data ahead of the holiday season

With the advent of this year’s holiday shopping season are cybercriminals are using carding bots to test stolen payment card data before using them. Cybercriminals need to test the validity of the stolen card data before carrying out fraudulent transactions or selling them during the holiday shopping season. Cybercriminals are automating this process using carding […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 19, 2016
Magento card-swiping malware hides stolen card data in legitimate images

Security experts have spotted an interesting exfiltration technique adopted by crooks to exfiltrate card data from Magento platforms. Security experts from Sucuri and RiskIQ have spotted an interesting exfiltration technique adopted by crooks to exfiltrate payment data from compromised e-commerce websites powered by the Magento platform. Cybercriminals have been using image files to store and exfiltrate […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 11, 2015
The Dow Jones firm confirmed data breach of 3,500 Users

The Dow Jones firm confirmed to have suffered a data breach, payment card and contact info for less than 3,500 users have been exposed. At the end of the last week, the CEO of Dow Jones & Co disclosed a data breach affecting 3,500 people in a letter to customers. Dow Jones is a media company owned […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 18, 2014
Analyzing the HIGH-TECH CRIME TRENDS 2014 Report

Group-IB published the annual HIGH-TECH CRIME TRENDS 2014 Report, a document focused on high-tech crimes associated with traditional computer crime. Group-IB, a leading company in cybercrime prevention and investigations, has issued its annual report titled “GROUP-IB REPORT: HIGH-TECH CRIME TRENDS 2014″ which cover the second half of 2013 and the first half of 2014. The report is one of […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2014
Vishing is still alive and a malicious campaign is scaring banking

Security Experts at PhishLabs revealed that a vishing campaign targeted banking industry to harvest credit/debit card data from customers. The security firm PhishLabs revealed that numerous US banks are victims of a recent Vishing (VoIP-based phishing) campaign that is targeting the payment card information of up to 250 Americans per day. Assuming that the withdrawal limits on ATM […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 26, 2014
How to rob ATMs with a couple of SMS messages

Symantec experts demonstrated how to rob ATMs using a mobile device and sending a couple of SMS. Cybercriminals are increasing sophistication of attacks. What will happen after that Microsoft will stop supporting the Windows XP operating system on 8th April? The question was approached by numerous security experts on different media. The impact could be […]