cyber criminals

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2016
Tinba, a 20KB trojan that scares banks in Singapore and Indonesia

A new variant of the infamous Tinba banking trojan has emerged in the wild and is targeting financial institutions in the Asia Pacific region. Even small threats can scare the giants, this is the case of Tinba, a small malware that continues to create serious problems for financial institutions. Tinba is a popular financial trojan, the fifth version is […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 15, 2015
5 Guidelines in Battling Cyber Criminals Over Precious Business Data

5 Guidelines in Battling Cyber Criminals Over Precious Business Data, lets’s try to understand how to Ensure Enterprise Security. You would think that a company that stores their clients’ money and handles investments would have tight security measures on their system against cyber attacks. Apparently, this is not always the case. In 2014, Scottrade, a […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 14, 2015
Crooks steal money from Standard Chartered Accounts by hacking ATMs

A Group of hackers has stolen money from Standard Chartered Bank Accounts by hacking the ATMs of the organization in Pakistan. Recently Pakistan customers of the Standard Chartered Bank have received transaction alerts via email and SMS that alerted them about alleged withdrawals of Rs.50, 000 ($500) cash from their bank accounts. The problem is […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2014
Source code of Tinba banking malware leaked

Security Experts at Danish CSIS Security Group have discovered that source code of Tinba banking trojan was published on an underground forum. The source code for Tinba banking trojan, aka Tinybanker, has been leaked in the cybercrime ecosystem, the malware is recognized as the smallest banking malicious code in the wild and it is available on an underground forum. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2014
Why Facebook Android App needs to read user SMS and MMS?

The last update for the Facebook Android app reads user’s text messages, is it an abuse of privilege or what else? Here you are the truth … maybe A recent update for Facebook Android raised a great concern for user’s privacy because it can read text messages on the smartphone. The climate of suspicion after the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 10, 2014
Malware based attack hit Japanese Monju Nuclear Power Plant

IT administrator at Monju Nuclear Power Plant discovered that a malware-based attack infected a system in the reactor control room. On January 2nd one of the eight computers in the control room at Monju Nuclear Power Plant was compromised. An IT administrator has discovered that the system in the reactor control room had been accessed over […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 24, 2013
NATO has constituted Cyber Response Teams

The NATO has announced to be close to launch two Cyber Response Teams to protect the infrastructures of the Alliance in the case of cyber attacks. NATO is establishing its reaction units to protect its infrastructure in case of cyber attacks, the organization will set-up exactly two teams for the purpose. NATO is considered a […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2013
Bank robbery. Global Network of cyber criminals stole $45m from ATMs

The biggest Bank robbery realized by a gang of hackers, a global network of cyber criminals operating in 26 countries stole $45 million hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards. The news on the biggest bank robbery with a cyber attack against ATMs in the history is conquering the Network, US law enforcement has […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 22, 2013
Panetta is critical on the security level for NATO networks

Today on Atlantic Council web site it has been published an excerpts from remarks by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta at King’s College in London that remarks the inadequacy of NATO networks to reject cyber threats, according the officials the situation appears really critic in both private and public sectors, and it is very concerning also […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 18, 2012
LTE networks vulnerable to jamming, a question of national security

Few months and also in Italy the wireless industry will live its mobile connectivity revolution with the introduction of new generation of networks LTE (Long Term Evolution), high-speed networks claiming speeds that are up to four times faster than comparable 3G networks. But as happened with previous technologies its fundamental ask to ourselves how much […]