Pierluigi Paganini June 27, 2015
Europol arrested members of a gang behind Zeus And SpyEye

The law enforcement agencies from six European countries coordinated by the Europol have arrested members of a Ukrainian ring behind Zeus and SpyEye botnets. The law enforcement agencies from six European countries have dealt a serious blow to the organized crime by taking down a Ukrainian ring suspected of developing managing the popular Zeus and […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 19, 2014
A new PushDo botnet variant infected 11,000 machine in 24 hours

Security Experts at Bitdefender report that a new PushDo variant emerged from the underground compromising 11,000 machine in 24 hours. Security experts at BitDefender have recently detected a surge in the number of Pushdo trojan infections analyzing data from e sinkholing of C&C domains used by the malware. The experts discovered that the new Pushdo campaign is […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2013
i2Ninja – A new financial malware being sold on Russian underground

Trusteer researchers have uncovered a sneaky piece of financial malware, known as i2Ninja, being sold on a Russian cyber crime forum. A new financial malware dubbed i2Ninja menaces banking, despite it has yet to be discovered in the wild, researchers at the IBM company Trusteer have found a sneaky piece of the malicious code on […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 24, 2013
Cyber Threat summit 2013 – Modern online-banking cybercrime

“Modern online-banking cybercrime” -The presentation analyzes current context for cybersecurity in Banking focusing on cyber threats and countermeasures. Today I presented at Cyber Threat Summit 2013 the topic “Modern online-banking cybercrime“, the presentation analyzes current context for cybersecurity in Banking focusing on cyber threats and countermeasures. The agenda is: Intro Phishing attacks Malware Based Attacks […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 06, 2013
Hesperbot, the new powerful banking trojan found by ESET

Hesperbot is the name of a new banking trojan detected by ESET, it is a very potent malware which includes some very advanced tricks. Hesperbot is the name of the last banking trojan detected by security firm ESET, a malware that due its effectiveness could create serious problems to banks and financial institutions. Just yesterday I wrote about the evolution of cyber threats targeting online banking services, […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 25, 2013
KINS trojan is threatening banking sector

KINS trojan is the name of the new banking malware that RSA researchers discovered thanks to an announcement on the Russian black market. Early 2013 RSA discovered traces of a news banking trojan named KINS, security experts have followed the evolution of the malware in the underground community. RSA researchers discovered an announcement on the Russian […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2013
Public offer of Zeus FaaS service on social network

Public offer of Zeus FaaS service on Facebook My readers know very well the dynamic of cybercrime enterprise and in particular of the growing interest in monetization malicious codes such as malware, ransomware and more in general botnets. One of the most targeted sector is banking, the evolution of banking services, their introduction on mobile platforms made attractive targets for cyber criminals, one […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 20, 2012
Malware and new sophisticated cyber techniques against banking

Money motivates the cyber assault to banking by cybercrime, but the finance world is also considered a privileged target for sponsored-state attacks as part of cyber offense strategies. Let’s consider that the banking world is profoundly changing, the introduction of mobile devices, social networks, the openess to web services, the coming of new technologies such […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 11, 2012
Banking sector, bad news regarding cyber threats

The new year does not bode well in terms of cyber threats banking universe. The need for new services, primarily the ability to make transactions in mobile scenario, exposing the banks and their platforms to serious threats. Particularly in these early days of 2012, two reports have raised some concern: Global warning about Banking trojan […]