Pierluigi Paganini September 20, 2021
Europol arrested 106 fraudsters, members of a major crime ring

Europol, along with Italian and Spanish police, dismantled a major crime organization linked to the Italian Mafia that focuses on online frauds. Europol, along with law enforcement agencies in Italy and Spain, has dismantled a major crime group linked to the Italian Mafia that was involved in online fraud, drug trafficking, money laundering, and property […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 30, 2020
Personal data of thousands of users from the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US, Singapore exposed in bitcoin scam

Group-IB discovered thousands of personal records of users from multiple countries exposed in a targeted multi-stage bitcoin scam. Group-IB, a global threat hunting and intelligence company headquartered in Singapore, has discovered thousands of personal records of users from the UK, Australia, South Africa, the US, Singapore, Spain, Malaysia and other countries exposed in a targeted multi-stage […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 25, 2019
Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers of a malware campaign

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning of an active IRS impersonation scam campaign sending spam emails to distribute malware. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued an alert to warn taxpayers of a new scam campaign distributing malware. Last week the US agency has received several reports from taxpayers that received spam messages with “Automatic Income […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 03, 2017
FICO reports a 39 Percent Rise in Debit Cards Compromised in US

The analytic software firm FICO Reports a 39 Percent Rise in Debit Cards Compromised at ATMs and Merchants in the United States. According to a report published by the analytic software firm FICO, US Debit Cards compromised raise up to 39% in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same timeframe one year prior. […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 23, 2017
Western Union agreed to pay $586 Million to settle fraud charges

The money transfer leader company Western Union has agreed to forfeit $586 million  to settle fraud charges and admitted it facilitated scammers. Money transfer leader company Western Union has admitted to facilitating wire fraud and it has agreed to pay $586 million to settle fraud charges from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice. The services […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2015
FBI warns that Business Email Scams are raising

The FBI published an alert on the significant increase of the Business Email Scams (BEC), the number of victims is growing such as the financial losses. Yesterday the FBI warned the world that Business Email Scams (BEC) victims are growing, making companies losing money. The law enforcement highlights that frauds use to start with crooks […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 13, 2014
Serbia – Hackers claimed to have stolen the entire national database

A group of hackers claims to have compromised the national database system stolen all information related to citizens resident in Serbia. Hackers claim to have data about all citizens in Serbia, if the news is confirmed this is another clamorous data breach that could have serious repercussion on the Government. It seems that cyber criminals hacked […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 21, 2013
Africa – Cybercrime has turned the web as a hub of evil

Africa is becoming even more an “online continent” despite its economical difficulties, in the same time there is a growing incidence of cybercrime. A report released recently about the escalating cases of cybercrime by the Symantec security company revealed that whereas the most prevalent type of attacks are mobile phone users are now becoming more vulnerable to attacks by cybercriminals followed by computer […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 01, 2013
Cybercrime abuses Facebook paid advertisements

A reading of an interesting study on the criminal abuse of Facebook’s Paid “Sponsor Ads” system to deliver nefarious websites to the users. In the last weeks I presented on an interesting study of the techniques adopted by the cybercriminals organizations to abuse of the popular social network Facebook. The researchers Frank Angiolelli, Eric Feinberg, Ian Malloy issued a follow up […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 23, 2012
Iranian hackers against NASA,isolated attack or cyber warfare act?

Exactly on week ago a group of Iranian hackers named Cyber Warriors Team claimed to have compromised an SSL certificate issued to the Research and Education Support Services of NASA.  The press released by the Cyber Warriors Team said that hackers have written an HTTPS protocol scanner to find weaknesses in the NASA website.  A […]