Pierluigi Paganini January 25, 2015
Click-fraud malware drives millions of views to YouTube videos

Scammers are earning advertising revenue by spreading click-fraud malware Tubrosa, which sends compromised computers to their YouTube videos. A new Click-fraud malware campaign aimed at earning money by using the victim’s machine to view YouTube videos and benefits from ads embedded in them. The malicious campaign, discovered by experts at Symantec, has targeted users around the world […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 25, 2014
Regin backdoor used to compromise the GSM Networks

Security experts at Kaspersky Lab issued a detailed paper on the analysis of the backdoor Regin focusing on the attacker’s activity against the GSM networks. The day after the disclosure of the Regin Backdoor by Symantec, which provided the details the new sophisticated cyber espionage tool,the principal security firms published the results of their investigation. As […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 24, 2014
Regin – Highly advanced spying tool discovered by Symantec

Symantec has uncovered the backdoor Regin, a highly advanced spying tool used in cyber espionage campaigns against governments and infrastructure operators. Backdoor Regin, is the name assigned by the experts at Symantec to an advanced spying tool that has been used in cyber espionage campaigns against governments, infrastructure operators, private companies, researchers, and private individuals. Regin appears […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 18, 2014
Malware is threatening virtual machines

Malware is the primary threats for enterprise virtual machines according to report a recent report issued by Symantec Symantec recently issued the “Threats to virtual environments” report to analyze principal menace for virtualized environments. The report is very actually and considers the rapid diffusion of the virtualization paradigm within enterprises. According to Forrester Research more than 70 […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 05, 2014
China bans Symantec & Kaspersky from the list of antivirus suppliers

China has excluded Symantec Corp and Kaspersky Lab from a list of approved antivirus software suppliers to limit the use of foreign technology. Cyber espionage is the first concern of government, China and US exchanged in the months reciprocal accusations on a series of hacking campaign conducted with the purpose of stealing sensitive information. According to the People’s Daily […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 31, 2014
Zero-day flaws affect Symantec Endpoint Protection

Pen Testers at Offensive Security discovered Zero-day flaws in Symantec Endpoint Protection that could be exploited to gain full system access. Yesterday I reported the results of the study conducted by the security researcher Joxean Koret which publicly revealed a series of flaws affecting 14 of 17 major antivirus engines. The security experts remarked that antivirus products are […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 02, 2014
Dragonfly gang is targeting Western energy industry

Security experts at Symantec have detected a new series of attacks worldwide conducted by the Dragonfly gang on SCADA/ICS in critical infrastructure. The energy industry is under attack, more than one thousand companies in Europe and North America are constantly under attack. ICS/SCADA systems are privileged targets of state-sponsored hackers and cyber criminals, last week I wrote […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 23, 2014
Sophisticated Google Drive Phishing Scam is becoming popular

Security experts at Symantec have discovered a new phishing scheme based on Google Drive that is being used by hackers to steal Google Account credentials Phishing scammers are exploring new technique to conduct illicit activities, in the recent weeks we have already discussed on the efficiency to use Google Docs and Google Drive  for phishing campaigns. Google Drive popularity […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 17, 2014
Elderwood Platform is still providing Zero-Day exploits

Experts at Symantec have discovered that behind the Elderwood Platform there is a still active group which is providing Zero-Day exploit used recently. Do you remember the Elderwood  project? It was September 2012 when Symantec security firm published an analysis that demonstrate the link between a series of cyber attacks against more than 30 companies and the cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2014
Kaspersky on SmartTV malware … it’s question of time

Eugene Kaspersky explained that SmartTV are vulnerable to malware-based cyber attacks, it’s a question of time to assist a large-scale infection. In the last months we discussed about possible infection through the Internet of Things, in particular, we focused on cyber attacks on home appliances including Routers, SmartTV, refrigerators and ovens. The number of smart devices […]