Pierluigi Paganini October 04, 2014
A new Mac botnet exploits the Reddit platform

DrWeb firm discovered a Mac Botnet which already has infected more than 17,000 PCs and exploits Reddit platform to provide list of C&Cs servers to the bot. Security experts at Russian anti-virus company Dr Web have uncovered a new botnet, which is composed by thousands of Mac computers. The researchers dubbed the new sophisticated strain […]

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 September 23, 2012
Eset on Flashback malware, interesting info to prevent further attacks

Reports from main security firms confirm the increasing growth of cyber attacks based on malware, in particular the large diffusion of Apple products has made them desirable targets. The explosion of malicious agents designed for Apple OS X operating system as surprised Apple users that have found themselves suddenly vulnerable exactly such as users of […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 17, 2012
Botnet around us, are we nodes of the Matrix?

Article Published on The Hacker New Magazine – August Edition “Botnet” Introduction The nightmare of millions of infected computers synchronized to conduct an attack on specific target finds materialization in the concept of botnet. In the classic architecture each machine, named bot, executes orders sent by a master unit called bootmaster, which can instruct the various […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 21, 2012
Kindsight Security report on the growth of malware diffusion

Today I had the opportunity to analyze the a majority-owned subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, that shows a worrying scenario, around 14 percent of home networks were infected with malware in the period between  April and June 2012. Researchers declared: “We saw an increase in the number of home networks infected as compared to first quarter 2012,” One […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 30, 2012
Dalai Lama + Mac OS X = APT with Tibet malware

Another excellent discovery of the active experts of Kaspersky Labs that have identified a new variant of the malware used in Tibet against Uyghur hacktivists, a Turkic ethnic group living in Eastern and Central Asia. The instance of Tibet malware detected infects OS X machines and is spread following a consolidated schema for politically motivated […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2012
Flashback Trojan, a business opportunity for all

Many people who do not work in our sector are asking me two questions with increasing frequency: Can a virus infect a MAC pc? Is it possible to monetize a malware development? How is it possible? Obvious my answers, we cannot think of a software system free of bugs and vulnerabilities. To those who I have […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 22, 2012
Flashback? Are you joking? There aren’t malware for Mac

Yesterday I discussed with a friend and colleague Francesco on the lack of awareness of Apple’s users on malware that plague products of the house in Cupertino. This consideration is one of the reasons of the success in malware development for Apple, the users totally ignore that Apple machines are equivalent to any other kind of […]