Cyber Crime

Pierluigi Paganini July 12, 2019
New Miori botnet has a unique protocol for C2 communication

A new variant of the implements a unique protocol to communicate with Command and Control infrastructure A new variant of the Miori botnet uses a unique protocol to communicate with C&C infrastructure, it implements a protection mechanism to access the login panel. The Miori bot borrows the code from the dreaded Mirai malware. it first […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 28, 2017
Op In Our Sites – Europol and other agencies seize over 20,500 domains for selling counterfeit products

An joint operation conducted by Europol and other law enforcement agencies resulted in the seizure of more than 20,520 domains for selling counterfeit products. The operation, dubbed “In Our Sites (Project TransAtlantic VIII),” allowed to seize domains that were offering for sale any kind of counterfeit product, including luxury products, sportswear, electronics, pharmaceuticals and online piracy on […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 27, 2017
Chipotle Mexican Grill Fast-food chain notified customers a PoS malware breach

The Fast-food chain Chipotle notified users a security breach, hackers compromised its point of sale terminals to steal payment card data. The Mexican Grill Fast-food chain Chipotle notified users a data breach, hackers infected its point of sale terminals to steal payment card data. The malicious code infected systems in 47 states and Washington earlier […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2017
New MajikPOS Malware targets users in across North America and Canada

Trend Micro has discovered a new PoS malware, tracked as MajikPOS, that is targeting business in North America and Canada. Security experts at Trend Micro have discovered a new PoS malware, tracked as MajikPOS, that is targeting business in North America. The experts explained that the MajikPOS has the same capabilities of any other PoS malware, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2016
FBI issued an alert about a rise in extortion email schemes

The FBI has issued a warning that individuals should be on their guard against extortion email scam linked to recent high-profile data breaches. The FBI states that its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has identified this new variety of extortion through the increased instance of reports to the Centre from individuals who have fallen victim […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2015
‘In Our Sites’ Operation seized 999 websites offering counterfeit goods

Operation In Our sites  VI (IOS) – Law enforcement from 27 nations collaborated to take down 37,479 counterfeit sites on biggest web takedown ever. Nearly one thousand websites have been seized by law enforcement agencies following the international operation In Our Sites (IOS) VI. The websites were offering for sale counterfeit merchandise online to consumers. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 17, 2015
Russian Hackers suspected for the intrusion of Dow Jones systems

Bloomberg states that the ongoing investigation conducted by US authorities was probing allegations that there is a Russian gang behind the Dow Jones hack. Dow Jones has provided further information on the data breach that the company has recently suffered. A week ago, the CEO of Dow Jones & Co disclosed the incident confirming that 3,500 […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 21, 2015 hacked, at least 93,000 credit card data exposed

The US-based web hosting company has been Hacked, it admitted that credit card information of 93,000 customers have been compromised. is the last victim of a data breach, the US-based web hosting company has up to 3.3 Million customers. According the first news circulating in the Internet the hackers may have compromised personal information and […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 14, 2015
US authorities dismantled Insider Trading Ring Nets $100M

US authorities have identified and arrested members of an international ring of hackers and stock traders specialized in the theft of trading info. The Department of Justice charged a group of nine hackers and stock traders in a criminal conspiracy with making more than $30 million in illegal trades based on exfiltrated data. At the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2015
Fake NYPD Badges available for sale on dark web

Experts at Trustev discovered on the Nucleus black market lifetime subscriptions to popular streaming services and fake NYPD badges. In the last months, we have assisted numerous operations run by law enforcement against illegal activities in the dark web, in particular against the numerous black markets that sell any kind of product and services. Everyone could […]