Hacking Team

Pierluigi Paganini March 23, 2022
China-linked GIMMICK implant now targets macOSïżŒ

Gimmick is a newly discovered macOS implant developed by the China-linked APT Storm Cloud and used to target organizations across Asia. In late 2021, Volexity researchers investigated an intrusion in an environment they were monitoring and discovered a MacBook Pro running macOS 11.6 (Big Sur) that was compromised with a previously unknown macOS malware tracked […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 26, 2021
Exclusive: Resecurity discovered 0-day vulnerability in TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 devices

Resecurity researchers found a zero-day vulnerability in the TP-Link enterprise device with model number TL-XVR1800L. Resecurity, a Los Angeles-based cybersecurity company has identified an active a zero-day vulnerability in the TP-Link device with model number TL-XVR1800L (Enterprise AX1800 Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi 6 Wireless VPN Router), which is primarily suited to enterprises. The identified vulnerability […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 06, 2019
Coinbase CEO confirms that Ex-Hacking Team members will ‘Transition Out’ of Neutrino

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced that all the three former members of the controversial Hacking Team will “transition out” of Neutrino. Coinbase, the largest US-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet announced in February the acquisition of the Italian blockchain intelligence startup Neutrino. Neutrino was founded in 2016 by Giancarlo Russo, Marco Valleri, and Alberto Ornaghi. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2018
Iron cybercrime group uses a new Backdoor based on HackingTeam’s RCS surveillance sw

Security experts at security firm Intezer have recently discovered backdoor, associated with the operation of the Iron cybercrime group, that is based on the leaked source code of Remote Control System (RCS). The Remote Control System (RCS) is the surveillance software developed by the HackingTeam, it was considered a powerful malware that is able to infect also mobile […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 27, 2018
Grey Heron, the new Co in the surveillance industry that promises to spy on Signal and Telegram

Who is behind the newborn Grey Heron surveillance company? According to an investigation conducted by Motherboard, the firm is linked to the Italian surveillance firm Hacking Team. The development and sale of surveillance software is a profitable business, many government agencies use spyware for different purposes, in some their involvement is very questionable. Early this month, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2018
Hacking Team is back … probably it never stopped its activity. Watch Out!

ESET collected evidence of Hacking Team ‘activity post-hack, the company published an interesting analysis based on post hack samples found in the wild. Security researchers at ESET have spotted in fourteen countries previously unreported samples of the Remote Control System (RCS), the surveillance software developed by the Italian Hacking Team, in fourteen countries. Malware researchers […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2017
Callisto APT Group exploited Hacking Team surveillance tools to hack Government targets

The Callisto APT Group borrowed the source code leaked by hackers that broke into Hacking Team network. According to F-Secure Labs, The Callisto APT Group used the HackingTeam leaked surveillance software to gather intelligence on foreign and security policy in eastern Europe and the South Caucasus. The Callisto APT group targeted government officials, military personnel, journalists and think tanks since […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2017
Spanish police claim has arrested Phineas Fisher, the hacked denied it

The Spanish law enforcement claims to have arrested the popular hacker Phineas Fisher, but someone using his email account denied it. Spanish law enforcement has arrested the notorious hacked Phineas Fisher (@GammaGroupPR), the cyber security expert that breached the surveillance firms Hacking Team and Gamma International. In May 2016, Phineas Fisher stole $10,000 from a bank and donated the equivalent […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 12, 2016
Motherboard shows us how surveillance software works

Surveillance is a profitable business, Motherboard has published a never-before-seen 10-minute video showing a live demo of a surveillance software. Recently, the iPhone hack carried out with the NSO Group‘s Pegasus raised the debate about the use of surveillance software. Who uses them? How? Are we able to defend our machines from a so invasive surveillance? NSO Group is […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 21, 2016
Is Phineas Fisher behind the AKP hack that allowed the disclosure of Erdogan Emails?

One of the most popular hacktivists, Phineas Fisher claimed responsibility for the hack of the Turkish Government that lead the disclosure of Erdogan Emails. A few hours ago I reported the news of the ban on Wikileaks decide by the Turkish Government in response to the publishing of the Erdogan Emails, now the popular Phineas Phisher […]