Pierluigi Paganini January 11, 2015
Financial malware poses as ICS/SCADA Software

Researcher Kyle Wilhoit discovered a spike in traditional financial crimeware targeting ICS/SCADA networks attributing it to attack run by cyber criminals. The senior threat researcher with Trend Micro, Kyle Wilhoit, has recently discovered 13 different types of crimeware disguised as new versions for human machine interface (HMI) software for Siemens Simatic WinCC, GE Cimplicity, and Advantech device drivers. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 06, 2014
APWG report shows the increase of phishing activities in Q1 2014

The APWG Report on Phishing Activity Trends analyzes phishing attacks observed by its member companies and reported to the APWG group. According to the APWG Phishing Activity Trends Report for the first quarter of 2014, the phishing activities have increased in the first months of the year. According to the APWG report, the number of malicious websites used for the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 24, 2014
Cisco on large-scale attacks against unpatched or not updated servers

Cisco observed 400 hosts were infected on daily base and more than 2,700 URLs have been used in a multistage attack against websites running older OS versions. In the last months a growing number of large-scale attacks hit systems all over the world, many of them, like the Snake campaign, are attributable to state-sponsored hackers […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 04, 2013
PiceBOT crimeware hit Latin American banking

In the last weeks we discussed on the efficiency of exploit kits, malicious tool kits  that allow to the attackers to exploit a huge quantity of vulnerabilities in victims systems. These products are largely diffused in the underground where is possible to find different tools usable for various purpose, most precious are those kit that […]