Pierluigi Paganini September 17, 2015
The DUKES APT – 7 years of Russian state sponsored hacking

F-Secure has published an interesting report on the cyber espionage operations conducted by the Dukes APT group, which appears linked to the Kremlin. Security researchers at F-Secure have published an interesting report detailing the cyber espionage operation of a Russian APT group, dubbed the Dukes, the experts speculate the group is backed by the Russian government. […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2015
MiniDuke, CosmicDuke and OnionDuke have a same matrix

Security experts collected further evidences of the link between the CosmicDuke, Miniduke and OnioDuke Advanced Persistent Threat campaigns. Researchers at F-Secure firm are constantly monitoring the cyber espionage campaigns MiniDuke, CosmicDuke and OnionDuke and provided an interesting update on the hacking operation. Below a short description of the campaigns: MiniDuke: Kaspersky Lab and Hungary’s Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security, or CrySyS, […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 11, 2014
F-Secure discovered Xiaomi handset spying on users’data

Experts at F-Secure security firm analyzing the new Xiaomi RedMi 1S discovered that it sends out to a server located in China a lot of user’s data. Xiaomi, one of the most important Chinese smartphone manufacturers is accused for secretly steal users’ data and send it back to a server in China, despite the company has turned […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 03, 2014
CosmicDuke malware surprisingly linked to Miniduke campaign

While investigating on MiniDuke malware, experts at F-Secure discovered a surprising link to a new malware, dubbed CosmicDuke, belonging to Cosmu family. Early 2013 experts at Kaspersky Lab and Hungary’s Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS) uncovered a cyber espionage campaign dubbed Miniduke which targeted dozens of computers at government agencies across Europe. The hackers exploited a […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 25, 2014
Cyber espionage campaign based on Havex RAT hit ICS/SCADA systems

Security Experts at F-Secure discovered a cyber espionage campaign based in the Havex malware targeting ICS/SCADA systems and vendors. Security Experts at F-Secure have conducted an investigation on the Havex Malware family in the past months, let’s remember that the malicious agent has been used in several targeted attacks against different industry sectors, and according […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 27, 2014
Gameover ZeuS is Targeting recruitment websites

Security experts at F-Secure have detected a new variant of Gameover ZeuS financial Trojan which is targeting recruitment websites. Zeus Trojan is probably one of the most prolific and long-lived malware, security firms have discovered in the last years numerous variant even more sophisticated. After the public release of it source code, principal security firms have […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 03, 2013
Android Hack-Tool discovered by F-Secure

Android Hack-Tool discovered by F-Secure confirming that cyber threats targeting Android devices are rapidly growing in quantity and sophistication level. F-Secure has recently announced the discovery of an Android Hack-Tool that is able to steal data from victims. The revelation confirms the concerns of principal security experts that are assisting to the explosion for Android […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 29, 2013
Two-factor authentication, necessary but not sufficient to be safe

Adoption of a two-factor authentication process is necessary  to increase the robustness for authentication processes, but security is a process that must be cured at 360 degrees. Twitter finally deployed two-factor authentication to improve security of a user’s account, this is the response of popular social network to the various incidents occurred to some of […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 16, 2013
Mobile Threat Report for Q1 2013, the monopoly of Android malware

F-Secure published the Mobile Threat Report for Q1 2013 that reveals Malware targeting Android devices is rapidly growing in both the number of variants detected and in their complexity and sophistication. F-Secure has published the Mobile Threat Report for Q1 2013, an interesting document that the security firm periodically issues giving information on the evolution […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 06, 2013
Threat Report H2 2012 proposed by F-Secure

Today the principal channel for malware diffusion is considered internet, large diffusion of exploit kits and crimeware such as BlackHole, Cool Exploit and Incognito have automated the infection process over the network. Majority of attacks exploits vulnerabilities in large use applications, such as browsers, and the leak of responsive patch management expose users to serious […]