Pierluigi Paganini September 01, 2023
UNRAVELING EternalBlue: inside the WannaCry’s enabler

WannaCry and NotPetya, probably two most damaging cyberattacks in recent history, were both only made possible because of EternalBlue. Here is how the NSA-developed cyber monster works, and how you should defend against it. What is the EternalBlue vulnerability? EternalBlue is a Windows exploit created by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and used in […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 31, 2022
Wannacry, the hybrid malware that brought the world to its knees

Reflecting on the Wannacry ransomware attack, which is the lesson learnt e why most organizations are still ignoring it. In the early afternoon of Friday 12 May 2017, the media broke the news of a global computer security attack carried out through a malicious code capable of encrypting data residing in information systems and demanding […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2018
NHS is still assessing the cost of WannaCry one year later

The UK’s Department of Health and Social Care provided an update on the efforts to secure the NHS IT infrastructure, with a focus on WannaCry overall costs. The UK’s Department of Health and Social Care provided an update on the spent to secure the IT infrastructure in a report titled “Securing cyber resilience in health […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 07, 2018
US charges North Korea agent over Sony Pictures hack and WannaCry

The U.S. Department of Justice charged a North Korea agent over WannaCry and 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment Hack. The U.S. Department of Justice announces charges against a North Korean government spy that was involved in the massive WannaCry ransomware attack and the 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment hack. “the Justice Department charged on Thursday in a 174-page criminal complaint that detailed how […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 07, 2018
TSMC Chip Maker confirms its facilities were infected with WannaCry ransomware

TSMC shared further details on the attack and confirmed that its systems were infected with a variant of the infamous WannaCry ransomware. Early in August, a malware has infected systems at several Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) factories, the plants where Apple produces its devices. TSMC is the world’s biggest contract manufacturer of chips for tech giants, including Apple […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 12, 2018
Wannacry outbreak anniversary: the EternalBlue exploit even more popular now

WannaCry ransomware outbreak anniversary – According to researchers from ESET, the popularity of EternalBlue increase significantly over the past months. Exactly one year ago, on May 12, the WannaCry ransomware infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. The success of the malware was the use of the EternalBlue exploit that was stolen by Shadow Brokers […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 29, 2018
A new report from MALWAREBYTES reveals a rise of 90% on ransomware detection in business

A new report from MALWAREBYTES titled “Malwarebytes Annual State of Malware Report” reveals a rise of 90% on ransomware detection in business. The report brings to light new trends on hackers activities and threats especially the rise of ransomware as a tool of choice. Researchers from MALWAREBYTES had gathered an enormous amount of data from […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 30, 2017
It’s a mystery, member of the Lurk gang admits creation of WannaCry ransomware for intelligence agencies

A hacker belonging to the Lurk cybercrime gang admits the creation of WannaCry ransomware and DNC hack on request of intelligence agencies. In an interview to Dozhd TV channel, one of the members of the Lurk crime group arrested in the Russian city of Ekaterinburg, Konstantin Kozlovsky, told that he was one of the authors of the dreaded WannaCry ransomware and that […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 09, 2017
North Korea hackers threaten Irish companies with ‘almost daily’ attacks

State-sponsored hackers from North Korea are launching almost daily attacks on Irish companies and critical infrastructure North Korean state-sponsored hackers are launching almost daily attacks on Irish companies and critical infrastructure, they are also suspected to be responsible for the €4.3m cyber heist on Meath County Council in October 2016. Ireland is considered a privileged […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 22, 2017
Lloyd’s of London: A massive cyber attack could cause an average of $53 billion of economic losses

A major global cyber attack has the potential to trigger $53 billion of economic losses, the equivalent to a natural disaster like 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. Events like the massive Wannacry attack or the Ukraine power outage raise the discussion about the possible economic losses caused by a cyber attack. According to a new report published by […]