Pierluigi Paganini June 27, 2018
Russian police detained cybercriminals who broke into the accounts of 700,000 customers of popular Internet stores

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and Group-IB have detained cybercriminals who broke into the accounts of 700,000 customers of popular Internet stores The Administration “K” of the MIA of Russia, with the assistance of Group-IB, an international company specializing in the prevention of cyberattacks and the development of information security products, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2016
How much money earns cybercriminals? Mostly from $1,000 to $3,000, but …

According to a report published by the threat intelligence firm Recorded Future cybercriminals earn between $1,000 and $3,000 a month. How much money earns a cyber criminal? According to a report published by the threat intelligence firm Recorded Future crooks earn between $1,000 and $3,000 a month, but one of five earns $20,000 a month or […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 07, 2014
Dendroid – A new Android RAT available on the underground

Symantec discovered a new HTTP Android Remote administration tool, named Dendroid, available on the underground market for only $300. Symantec researchers have discovered a new android malware toolkit dubbed Dendroid, early 2014 the company also detected AndroRAT, an Android Remote admin tool which is believed to be the first malware APK binder. Thanks to the diffusion of the Google […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 19, 2013
Energy industry warned over threat of cyberattacks, alarm raised by UAE

The energy industry continues to be a privileged target for cyber attacks of hacktivists, state-sponsored hackers and cybercriminals. The alarm from UAE Oil and gas companies are considerable privileged targets of cyber attacks, cybercriminals, state-sponsored hackers and hacktivists daily menace security of infrastructure in the energy industry. The number of attacks worldwide against Oil and […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 12, 2013
AndroRAT drives the rise for DIY Android hacking tools

AndroRAT is just one of the numerous open-source tools that was created and published on the undergroud forums to allow the hack of Android mobile devices. AndroRAT is an open-source tool that was created and published on the Internet in November 2012, it is a RAT (Remote Access Tool)  for Android OS and exactly as any other […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2012
New technologies raise serious doubts on privacy & security

Today a colleague alerted me on a news published on-line related to a patent obtained by Microsoft titled “CONTENT DISTRIBUTION REGULATION BY VIEWING USER” The patent could, according to some experts, a clear violation of privacy because it uses technology to gather information on user’s consumption of video content. The major concerns are related to […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 15, 2012
US cyber warfare, budget cuts and shortage of cyber experts

The Flame case has raised the question on the real cyber warfare capabilities of every country, we have spoken of the strong commitment of Indian and German government, praising the US capabilities for the involvement in operations such as the “Olympic Games” project. But what are the real cyber capabilities of the United States? No […]