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Pierluigi Paganini March 31, 2020
Holy Water targets religious figures and charities in Asia

Holy Water – An APT group compromised a server hosting Web pages belonging mainly to religious figures and charities to carry out watering hole attacks. On December 4, 2019, Kaspersky experts discovered a watering hole attack, tracked Holy Water, aimed at an Asian religious and ethnic group. The campaign has been active since at least […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 03, 2014
Signed CryptoWall ransomware distributed via top websites

A digitally signed version of the popular CryptoWall ransomware is distributed via five Alexa top-ranked websites in a widespread malvertising campaign. Security experts at Barracuda Labs have discovered a new variant of CryptoWall ransomware in the wild, the new strain of malware presents a valid digital signature and it is being delivered as part of a widespread malvertising […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2014
Flashback botnet is still active, Mac users are warned

Intego Malware Research Team discovered that OSX Flashback trojan is still active with sinkholing activity. Mac users must be aware. Flashback Trojan is a cyber threat known since 2011, it is a trojan horse that targeted a Java vulnerability on Mac OS X machines, early 2012 it spread to infect up to 600,000 machines as […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 12, 2013
ENISA Threat Landscape 2013 report, the rise of cyber threats

ENISA releases the ENISA Threat Landscape 2013, it a collection of information on top cyber-threats that have been assessed in the reporting period. The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) published the ENISA Threat Landscape 2013 report, a document that was annually issued to analyze significant evolutions in the cyber-threat landscape. The ENISA has […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 15, 2013
Also Cracked_com compromised to serve malware

Barracuda Labs researches discovered that the popular humor website Cracked_com was compromised used by attackers to serve malware. Cracked_com, the popular humor website, was compromised and used to serve malware that infected its visitors during the weekend and according to Barracuda Labs research the alarm could be not considered closed. The attackers used the classic […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2013
Mobile cyber threats, from risky apps to black market activity

Mobile is probably technology that is having the greatest growth, an increasing number of users execute any kind of application on their devices in mobility. The categories of applications are various, they are used at work and during leisure time and offer any kind of feature of various complexity. These applications, the technologies they use […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 09, 2013
Whitehole Exploit Kit in the wild

Exploit kit, a name which has become depressingly familiar, crimaware kit that contains malicious code to exploit principal vulnerabilities in large consume product such as browsers, last news is that a new kit named Whitehole has emerged on the underground market. Generally the exploit kits are malicious Web-based applications designed to install malware on computers […]