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Pierluigi Paganini December 29, 2015
Former Employee tried to sell Yandex Source Code for Just $29K

A former employee at stole the source code of the Yandex Search Engine and its algorithms and tried to sell the for tens of thousands of euro. A former employee, Dmitry Korobov, of Russian search engine Yandex is accused of stealing the source code and algorithms implemented by the company. The man alleged attempted to sell […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 11, 2015
Censys, the new search engine for the Internet’s secrets

Censys is a new Search Engine for devices exposed on the Internet, it could be used by experts to assess the security they implement. Now the hackers and experts have a new powerful tool for their analysis, it is Censys, a search engine quite similar to the most popular Shodan. Censys is a free search engine that […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 09, 2015
Shodan, the Google of the Internet of Things

Google finds websites meanwhile Shodan finds devices exposed on the web, including Internet of Things devices, that’s why hackers love it! In 2009 John Matherly introduced the Shodan search engine, and at the time the media commented this with doubts and suspicion. Shodan indexes the information related devices exposed on the internet in the same way […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 08, 2015
Sophos discovered new tricks to poison Google Search engine

Hackers are using a new search engine poisoning method to circumvent Google’s page ranking-algorithms, the technique relies on PDF documents. Researchers from Sophos discovered the new search poisoning method used to circumvent cloaking-detection mechanisms implemented by Google. The experts found hundreds of thousands of unique PDF documents per day implementing the poisoning technique. The term cloaking indicates the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 21, 2015
Onion.City the new search engine for the Deep Web simply use a common browser

Onion.City the new search engine specialized for the black markets in the Deep Web simply accessible from a common browser. We have described several times the not indexed portion of the web known as the Deep Web, an impressive amount of content that the majority of netzens totally ignore. Deep Web is also known for the anonymity […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 23, 2014
Indexeus, the search engine which menaced hacking community

Indexeus is a new search engine that indexes user account information acquired from data breaches, including hackers’ accounts stolen in the underground. A new search engine for underground hacking dubbed Indexeus has been launched, it retrieves all the available information on user account acquired from hundreds recently data data breaches. The data collected includes information on malicious hackers […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 02, 2014
How Coremex malware monetizes search engine Hijacking

F-Secure has identified a malware dubbed Coremex that takes advantage of plugin functionality provided by browsers to hijack search engine results. Search engine are a strategic component in the successful execution of any attacks, we saw in the past Black SEO campaigns conducted with the primary intent to provide results that help the attackers to […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 17, 2014
Black hat search-engine operation on hit hotel listing on Google

A Black hat search-engine operation on a large-scale has made possible the hijacking of thousands of hotel listing on Google Maps A Black hat search-engine operation on a large-scale has made possible the hijacking of thousands of hotel listing on Google Maps and Google+, users visiting victims accommodations were redirected to other booking sites. Hijacking […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 07, 2013
Google Bot activity abused doing SQL Injection Attacks

Security experts at Securi firm have recently detected a series of SQL Injection attacks conducted abusing of the Google Bot activity. The exploitation of search engines like Google and Bing to conduct an attack represents an optimal choice for hackers that intend to stay hidden during the offensive. No IT administrator would block traffic from […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 07, 2013
Hacking with new DIY Google Dorks based hacking tool

A new version of DIY Google Dorks based hacking tool has been released, it is an extremely useful tool for reconnaissance of targets. A Webroot blog post announced that a new version of DIY Google Dorks based hacking tool has been released in the wild and it could be used for mass website analysis, the […]