DDoS attacks

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2016
FSB accuses foreign hackers of plotting to undermine the Russian banks

According to the FSB unnamed foreign hackers are planning to undermine Russian Banks with cyber attacks and PSYOPS via social media. The Kremlin is accusing unnamed foreign hackers of plotting to undermine the Russian banks in the country. The Russian Government believes that foreign powers plan to conduct a PSYOps to destabilize the banks. Hackers […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2016
For the first time massive DDoS attacks hit Russian banks in 2016

A number of prolonged DDoS attacks hit at least five Russian banks this week and experts suspect the involvement of the Mirai Botnet once again. A wave of DDoS attacks hit at least five Russian banks with prolonged DDoS attacks this week. Among the victims of the DDoS attacks against the online banking services there […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 12, 2016
Inside the DDoS attacks powered by large IoT botnets

Cloudflare firm has published a report that analyzes two recent attacks that were powered by large IoT botnets based on the Mirai Threat. The IoT botnets represent one the most dangerous threats in the security landscape, recently we have assisted to cyber attacks powered by these infrastructures that reached magnitude never seen before. The recent DDoS attacks powered […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 06, 2015
ProtonMail paid a $6000 Ransom to stop DDoS Attacks

ProtonMail has paid a $6000 Ransom to stop prolonged DDoS attacks that knocked its services offline since Tuesday. Unfortunately, the attacks are continuing. The popular encrypted email service ProtonMail has suffered a prolonged major DDoS attack that knocked it offline since Tuesday. It was an extortion attempt, the attackers requested a ransom in order to stop the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 21, 2015
Verisign report – The rise of DDoS attacks as a service

A new report published by Verisign provides useful data related to the recent evolution of DDoS attacks and the services that offer them. DDoS attacks are even more dangerous for every organization that exposes its resources and services on the Internet, recent attacks against Sony PSN network and XBox live service demonstrate it. DDoS attacks despite […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 26, 2014
Lizard Squad took down again Sony PSN and Xbox Live networks

Hackers belonging to the Lizard Squad team have taken down at Christmas the online networks of both Microsoft Xbox Live and PlayStation network (PSN). The Lizard Squad hacking team has taken down the online gaming networks of both Xbox Live and PlayStation at Christmas. The attack does not come unexpected, unfortunately, the group Lizard Squad had already […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 13, 2014
Ajax Security Team lead Iran-based hacking groups

FireEye published a report titled “Operation Saffron Rose” to document the activities of the Iranian hacking group named Ajax Security Team According to a recent report titled “Operation Saffron Rose” published by cybersecurity company FireEye, a group called the Ajax Security Team is the principal Iranian hacking group, it is responsible for different espionage campaigns on custom-built malicious software. “This group, which […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 27, 2013
New crimekit Atrax exploits Tor, mines Bitcoin and much more

Atrax, yet another commercial crimekit on the black market, a malware able to exploit Tor and that implements numerous features including Bitcoin mining. Atrax is the name of the last crimekit that is sold in the underground market, its particularity is the capability to exploit Tor networks to communicate with Command & Control infrastructure. Jonas […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2012
DDoS, detailed analysis of the phenomenon

Last year we have observer an impressive grow of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks mainly related to operation arranged by group of hacktivists such as Anonymous. During a DDoS attacks multitude of compromised systems attack a single target causing denial of service for users of the targeted system. I desire to analyze with you the interesting results […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 21, 2012
China again victim of cyber attacks

We have always been accustomed to reading incursions of Chinese cyber army into networks belonging to foreign private companies and government institutions. The Beijing government has been accused of pursuing a very aggressive cyber strategy responsible for serious damage to foreign companies. An emblematic case of Nortel, the company spied on for a decade by Chinese hackers ended […]