Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2015
Central Shop, the evolution of credit card black markets

Central Shop is a web portal dedicated to the sale of stolen credit card data that captures the attention of the experts due to its amazing interface. The sale of stolen credit card data is one of the most prolific activities in the criminal ecosystem, in many black markets it is quite easy to acquire the precious commodities. Today […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 04, 2015
Bogus PayPal App used to spread a banking Trojan

Security experts at Trend Micro have uncovered a spam campaign spreading a bogus PayPal app to steal German users’ banking credentials. A spam campaign is targeting German Andoird users, the malicious emails impersonate PayPal trying to trick the recipient into downloading a bogus PayPal app update that hides a banking Trojan. “Mobile banking is now used by […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 18, 2015
iOS crash warnings scam targeted iPhone and iPad users in US and UK

According to a report published by The Telegraph, scammers are targeting iPhone and iPad users with a new elaborate scheme that relies on iOS crash warnings Scammers are targeting iPhone and iPad users with a new-old elaborate scheme that relies on iOS crash warnings. Scammers are using JavaScript generated dialogs to display IOS Crash warnings, as explained […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 03, 2015
Cyber criminals target call center operators in Apple Pay fraud schema

Cybercriminals are targeting call centers operators in Apple Pay fraud to circumvent the checks implemented by Apple, banks and card issuers. The security expert Cherian Abraham revealed a spike in the fraud on Apple’s mobile payment platform, Apple Pay. The criminals are trying new techniques to compromise the Apple security chain. While the Apple devices and software are […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 28, 2015
Twitter is tracking phone numbers to prevent trolls and abuses

Twitter announced that it is starting to track phone numbers of users as a measure to prevent abuses like the creation of new bogus accounts. A few weeks ago, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo explained the difficulties the company is facing to prevent the abuse of its platform. Costolo revealed to be embarrassed for the company’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2015
The value of personal data in the criminal underground

Which is the cost of personal data in the criminal underground? How cyber criminals steal personal data? Which is the cashout process? What is the underground economy? Put simply, the underground economy is a collection of forums, chat rooms and custom-made websites that are all designed to facilitate, streamline and industrialize cybercrime. It’s within these […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2015
IC3 and FBI warn about Business Email Compromise aka Wire Payment Scam

IC3 and FBI warn about a significant increase of cases related to Business Email Compromise, nearly 2,000 individuals were victims of a wire payment scam. According to an online statement from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the FBI, nearly 2,000 individuals were victims of a wire payment scam that was extended to 45 countries and […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 15, 2014
Bad Actors rebuild from scratch the Gameover Zeus Botnet

Experts at Arbor networks discovered a new variant of GameOver Zeus Botnet which implement DGA scheme. Recently law enforcement agencies have taken down the GameOver Zeus botnet with a multinational effort, but a few weeks later, researchers at Seculert spotted a new variant in the wild, which implements a domain generation algorithm.Investigators from FBI and Europol […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 10, 2014
Malicious Facebook color changer App infected 10000 Users worldwide

Security Experts at Cheetah Mobile have uncovered a new scam based on a fake Facebook Color Changer App which infected 10000 users worldwide. Facebook  is a privileged target for cyber criminals, in many cases old fraud schema are proposed again by bad actors, it is the case of the bogus Facebook “Color Changer” app. Researchers at China-based Internet company […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2014
Sophisticated Phishing is targeting French-Speaking banking users

A very sophisticated phishing campaign has been discovered by Malcovery Security, it targets French-speaking computer users to steal banking credentials. Phishing is a very prolific business for cybercrime, bad actors are adopting even more sophisticated techniques like the one discovered recently which hit French-speaking computer users, in an attempt to steal their online banking credentials. The […]