Pierluigi Paganini June 04, 2024
Cybercriminals attack banking customers in EU with V3B phishing kit – PhotoTAN and SmartID supported.

Resecurity uncovered a cybercriminal group that is providing a sophisticated phishing kit, named V3B, to target banking customers in the EU. Resecurity has uncovered a new cybercriminal group providing Phishing-as-a-Service (PhaaS) platform that is equipping fraudsters with sophisticated kit (known as “V3B”) to target banking customers in the EU. “Currently, it is estimated that hundreds […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 14, 2024
Phorpiex botnet sent millions of phishing emails to deliver LockBit Black ransomware

Experts reported that since April, the Phorpiex botnet sent millions of phishing emails to spread LockBit Black ransomware. New Jersey’s Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) reported that since April, threat actors used the the Phorpiex botnet to send millions of phishing emails as part of a LockBit Black ransomware campaign. The botnet has been active […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 18, 2024
Law enforcement operation dismantled phishing-as-a-service platform LabHost

An international law enforcement operation led to the disruption of the prominent phishing-as-a-service platform LabHost. An international law enforcement operation, codenamed Nebulae and coordinated by Europol, led to the disruption of LabHost, which is one of the world’s largest phishing-as-a-service platforms. Law enforcement from 19 countries participated in the operation which resulted in the arrest […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 28, 2024
Unmasking 2024’s Email Security Landscape

Analyzing the Email Security Landscape and exploring Emerging Threats and Trends. In the ever-shifting digital arena, staying ahead of evolving threat trends is paramount for organizations aiming to safeguard their assets. Amidst this dynamic landscape, email stands as a primary battleground for cyber defense. VIPRE Security Group’s latest report, “Email Security in 2024: An Expert […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 22, 2024
“My Slice”, an Italian adaptive phishing campaign

Adaptive phishing campaigns are emerging as an increasingly sophisticated threat in the cybersecurity landscape. The phenomenon This phenomenon represents an evolution of traditional phishing tactics, as attackers seek to overcome defenses using more personalized and targeted approaches. In an adaptive phishing campaign, attackers gather specific information about victims through various sources, such as social media, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 18, 2023
Qakbot is back and targets the Hospitality industry

Experts warn of a new phishing campaign distributing the QakBot malware, months after law enforcement dismantled its infrastructure. In August, the FBI announced that the Qakbot botnet was dismantled as a result of an international law enforcement operation named Operation ‘Duck Hunt.’ Qakbot, also known as QBot, QuackBot and Pinkslipbot, is an info-stealing malware that has been active since 2008. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 13, 2023
OAuth apps used in cryptocurrency mining, phishing campaigns, and BEC attacks

Microsoft warns that threat actors are using OAuth applications cryptocurrency mining campaigns and phishing attacks. Threat actors are using OAuth applications such as an automation tool in cryptocurrency mining campaigns and other financially motivated attacks. The attackers compromise user accounts to create, modify, and grant high privileges to OAuth applications to carry out malicious activity […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 12, 2023
Phishing, the campaigns that are targeting Italy

This post analyzed the numerous phishing campaigns targeting users and organizations in Italy. Phishing is a ploy to trick users into revealing personal or financial information through an e-mail, Web site, and even through instant messaging.  Particularly very popular is so-called brand phishing, which occurs when criminals impersonate the official website of a well-known brand […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 04, 2023
Phishing campaign targeted US executives exploiting a flaw in Indeed job search platform

Threat actors exploited an open redirection vulnerability in the job search platform Indeed to carry out phishing attacks. Researchers from the cybersecurity firm Menlo Security reported that threat actors exploited an open redirection vulnerability in the job search platform Indeed in phishing attacks. The phishing attacks were aimed at senior executives across various industries, primarily […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 18, 2023
Massive phishing campaign targets users of the Zimbra Collaboration email server

A massive social engineering campaign is targeting users of the Zimbra Collaboration email server to steal their login credentials. ESET researchers uncovered a mass-spreading phishing campaign targeting users of the Zimbra Collaboration email server since April 2023. Zimbra Collaboration is an open-core collaborative software platform. The campaign is still ongoing and is targeting a wide range of […]