Pierluigi Paganini January 30, 2017
Ransomware shutdown 70% of Washington DC CCTV ahead of President’s inauguration

A Ransomware attack compromised 70% of Washington DC CCTV ahead of inauguration of President Trump, technical staff wiped and rebooted the devices. A ransomware infected 70 percent of storage devices used by the Washington DC CCTV systems just eight days before the inauguration of President Donald Trump. The attack occurred between 12 and 15 January, the […]

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 September 27, 2016
150,000 IoT Devices behind the 1Tbps DDoS attack on OVH

The hosting provider OVH continues to face massive DDoS attacks launched by a botnet composed at least of 150000 IoT devices. Last week, the hosting provider OVH faced 1Tbps DDoS attack, likely the largest one ever seen. The OVH founder and CTO Octave Klaba reported the 1Tbps DDoS attack on Twitter sharing an image that lists the […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 01, 2016
BASHLITE Botnets peaked 1 Million Internet of Thing Devices

A joint research conducted by Level 3 Communications and Flashpoint allowed the identification of a million devices infected by the BASHLITE malware. Do you remember the BASHLITE malware? It was a strain of malware (also known as Lizkebab, Torlus and Gafgyt) detected by experts at Trend Micro shortly after the public disclosure of the ShellShock bug. The BASHLITE malware includes the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 23, 2015
Crooks are hacking CCTV Cameras to launch severe DDoS attacks

Imperva has discovered that attackers hijack CCTV cameras to launch powerful DDoS attacks exploiting weak credentials and poor configurations of IoT devices. Internet of Things devices are becoming privilege targets of threat actors that daily abuse of their resources to run cyber attacks or to organize frauds or to spy on unaware users. Unfortunately, most IoT devices […]