underground market

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2015
Thousands stolen identities of Britons available on the Darkweb

600k customer identities have been stolen in 2014 and according to government officials thousands of Britons data available for sale in the DarkWeb. The digital identities of tens of thousands of Britons are available for sale on the darkweb, including data belonging to the government personnel. Many experts speculate that the volume of data represents […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 24, 2015
Data breaches, stolen data and their sale in the Dark Web

Trend Micro published a report that explains the dynamics triggered by data breaches, following data from the incidents to their offer in the Dark Web. Trend Micro published a report that explains the dynamics triggered by data breaches, following data from the incidents to their offer in the Dark Web. Stolen data is a precious commodity […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 05, 2015
Financial Trojans in 2014 – Symantec reports a significant drop in infections

Symantec revealed observed a significant drop in the number of  Financial Trojans in 2014, a report includes a detailed analysis of the phenomena. Symantec has analyzed the evolution of Financial Trojans in 2014 highlighting a significant drop in the number of detection of malicious agents. Symantec analyzed nine common financial Trojans during 2014, the sample analyzed targeted […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 26, 2014
Evolution of the offer in the underground market

RAND nonprofit and Juniper Networks firm published an interesting research on the evolution of the offer in the underground market. The cybercriminal underground is a prolific market able to provide any kind of tools and services for illicit ecosystem, one of the most requested articles is the exploits to compromise Internet users’ machines. Russian-language forums are […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 22, 2013
Cybercriminal threatens to sell 3.7M Customers data Israeli Banks

A group of hackers has threatened Israeli banks to disclose stolen data belonging 3.7 million customers unless the organizations pay up. The Israel Hayom news revealed that at least three Israeli banks report extortion attempt by hacker demanding payoff in Bitcoin, the criminal threatens the financial institutions to reveal sensitive information of banking customers. The cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 28, 2013
Criminals hacked illegal service exposing Americans to Identity theft

An identity theft service that sells personal information on millions of US citizens has been hacked. Millions of US citizens exposed to Id Theft. Around 5 Millions of Americans are exposed to the concrete risk of identity theft, this is one of most clamorous and grotesque case of data breach, hackers stolen data on US citizens that were stored in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2013
Gaming platforms under attack – Nintendo and Ubisoft hacks

The number of attacks against gaming platforms is constantly increasing, the recent data breach occurred to Nintendo and Ubisoft are just the tip of the iceberg. Gaming platforms are considerable privileged targets for cybercriminals but also for state-sponsored hackers. The first group of attackers is mainly attracted by possibility to steal sensitive information, in many […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 14, 2013
Botnets for rent, criminal services sold in the underground market

Internet is becoming a mine for criminals that in easy way are able to access to any kind of resources to arrange a cyber attacks, a cyber espionage campaign or a complex banking fraud. What is very scaring is the simplicity with which it is possible to acquire any kind of criminal services in the underground […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 25, 2013
The rise of exploit kits according to Solutionary SERT

Today I desire to discuss about a very interesting study by Solutionary’s Security Engineering Research Team (SERT) that shared the results related an analysis on malware and exploit kits diffusion observed with its solution ActiveGuard service platform. The platform has collected and analyzed malicious events that hit company clients globally, the data have been provided […]