Pierluigi Paganini November 06, 2018
Shellbot Botnet Targets IoT devices and Linux servers

Security experts at Trend Micro have spotted an IRC bot dubbed Shellbot that was built using Perl Shellbot. The malware was distributed by a threat group called Outlaw, it was able to target Linux and Android devices, and also Windows systems. “We uncovered an operation of a hacking group, which we’re naming “Outlaw” (translation derived from the Romanian word haiduc, […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 17, 2014
Grinch Bug Could be worse than Shellshock, Says Experts

Researchers discover a vulnerability in Linux operating systems dubbed Grinch Bug, which is exploited to give malicious hackers Root access to a computer system. The flaw resides in the authorization system in Linux which allows privilege escalation through the wheel. A new privilege escalation bug similar to shellshock is giving Linux administrators sleepless nights just days after […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 16, 2014
Worm exploits Shellshock to infect QNAP systems

Security experts at Sans Institute discovered a worm which exploits the popular Shellshock flaw to compromise QNAP systems in the wild. Experts at Sans Institute have discovered a new series of attacks in the wild exploiting the Shellshock attack code to compromise disk storage systems made by the Taiwan-based QNAP firm. The threat actors used […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 30, 2014
Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting web-connecting Devices including Home Appliances

 As we look forward to 2015, it’s had to forget the complex bugs, data breaches and Privacy violations that have marred the Tech world in the ending year.  Symantec Security firm now projects doom for 2015, warning that attacks will get Smarter and sharper. It’s the end of the year, a perfect time to look […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 10, 2014
Experts warn on Mayhem shellshock attacks worldwide

The experts at The Malware Must Die detected numerous attack worldwide exploiting the Bash Bug flaw to spread the Mayhem botnet. The researchers at Malware Must Die published a report warning of Mayhem Shellshock attack, the experts explained to have detected a significant number of Linux and UNIX systems infected by several IP addresses belonging to […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 07, 2014
Romanian Hackers exploited Bash Bug flaw to hack Yahoo servers

The security expert Jonathan Hall found evidence that a gang of Romanian Hackers exploited the Bash Bug flaw to hack Yahoo servers. The Security researcher Jonathan Hall, president of IT consulting firm Future South Technologies, said that a gang of Romanian hackers exploited the Shellshock vulnerability to gain access to Yahoo servers, and Yahoo! has confirmed the violation […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 05, 2014
Bash bug and risks posed by incomplete patches, discovered other two additional bugs

The security researcher Michal Zalewski revealed the details of other two additional bugs he discovered in the Bourne Again Shell after the Bash Bug case. IT community worldwide has been shocked by the discovery of the Bash Bug flaw, a vulnerability that was present in the popular Bash component for more than two decades. While principal […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 30, 2014
Apple released a patch for the Shellshock vulnerability

Apple has just released its patch for the Shellshock vulnerability. The company provided an update for the OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks. A few days ago the Internet community was shocked by the revelation on a new critical flaw, dubbed Bash Bug, which affects the Bash component in billion of Unix and Linus […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 28, 2014
ShellShock could be used to hack VoIP systems

Jaime Blasco at AlienVault Labs explained that ShellShock vulnerability could be  exploited to hack Voice over IP systems worldwide. The Shellshock Bash is monopolizing the debate on the Internet security in these days, every vendor is assessing its product to verify the impact of the critical vulnerability Bash Bug (CVE-2014-6271). Apple recently announced that its Mac OS X based […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 28, 2014
The majority Mac users safe from Bash Bug while Oracle warns its customers

Apple says users of its OS X are “safe by default” from the Bash Bug, meanwhile Oracle warns its customers that 32 products are affected by the flaw. The recently discovered Bash Bug vulnerability is menacing billions of devices that could be exposed to cyber attacks which exploit the flaw, the situation appears to be critical […]