Monthly Archives: June 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 […]

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SEC investigates FIN4 hackers who target publicly traded firms

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating on the activities related to a FIN4 APT targeting executives at publicly traded firms. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) […]

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Bad Actors behind the Dyre botnet operates like a business

Experts at Symantec observed a significant upsurge in activity over the past year for the Dyre financial Trojan used to target banking customers worldwide The operators behind the popular Dyre banking trojan […]

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The security researcher Patrick Barker discovered that Samsung is disabling Windows Update to run its own bloatware opening users to cyber attacks.

The security researcher Patrick Barker discovered that Samsung is disabling Windows Update to run its own bloatware leaving is customers wide open to cyber attack. Barker discovered that Samsung disable Windows […]

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NIST releases cyber security guidelines for government contractors

The NIST has published a document for protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) when it resides on contractors IT infrastructures. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a guideline, […]

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Hackers targeted the Polish Airline LOT, grounded 1,400 Passengers

A cyber attack against the ground computer systems of the Polish flagship carrier LOT grounded more than 1,400 passengers at Warsaw’s Okecie airport. The Polish national airline, LOT, announced on Sunday that […]

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Cybercrime is paying with 1,425% return on investment

Trustwave firm published a report related to 2014 incidents that revealed cyber criminal activities are paying with 1,425% return on investment. Hackers are seeing a whopping 1,425% return on investment […]

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Chancellor Merkel’s PC was the first one infected in the Bundestag hack

Experts say the cyber attack on the German Bundestag alleged began with the compromise of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal computer. I have written many posts regarding a recent attack against […]

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Researcher found Wind turbines and solar systems vulnerable worldwide

A German security researcher reported hundreds of wind turbines and solar systems wide open to easy exploits worldwide due to the lack of security by design The German researcher Maxim […]

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OPM data offered for sale on the Dark Web

Government records stolen in the recent data breach at the US OPM (Office of Personnel Management) are surfacing from the Dark Web. While security experts speculate on the possible responsible […]

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OPM hack: White House orders the adoption of best practices

Following the recent OPM data breach the White House requested IT administrators to implement and adopt basic security measures. A few days ago news media agencies reported the data breach […]

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Apple iOS flaw exploitable to steal user password with a phishing email

A security expert demonstrated how to exploit a vulnerability in Apple IOS system to steal user password with a phishing email. A new vulnerability that affects Apple’s iOS could be […]

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Belgian authorities detained terrorists by intercepting WhatsApp messages

Belgian law enforcement exploited end-to-end encryption gaps in WhatsApp to intercept messages exchanged between members of a Chechen jihadist group. According to a report published by Bloomberg, two men were arrested […]

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Syrian Electronic Army, defaced the US Army website

The hackers of the SEA, the Syrian Electronic Army, defaced the US Army website exploiting an Army’s commercial content delivery network provider. After a short period of silence, the group […]

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Eataly NYC confirms data breach, customers card data exposed

Eataly NYC confirmed that New York retail location has been victim of a security incident, hackers used a PoS malware to steal customers’ card data. The Italian food market Eataly […]

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US Air Force located an ISIS command by analyzing a selfie

The US Air Force bombed an ISIS HeadQuarter after tracking location through the analysis of the imaged posted on social media platforms. ISIS members make professional use of social media […]

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Chinese hackers had access to millions records of US workers

US Government announced that a major data breach likely backed by Chinese hackers caused the exposure of data belonging to millions of government workers. Once again a data breach interested systems of […]

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Mac zero-day makes rootkit infection very easy

A security researcher discovered a zero-day vulnerability in many Mac firmware that could allow an easy installation of an EFI rootkits. The cyber security expert Pedro Vilaça has discovered a low-level zero-day vulnerability […]

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Bundestag, the Government confirmed a data breach and data leaks

The German Government confirmed that hackers that attacked the Bundestag two weeks ago have had access to data of the German Parliament. The German Government has confirmed that hackers who […]

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Popular Kim Dotcom’s domains, seized by the FBI, now in the hands of crooks

Two of the most popular domains of ever, that were seized by the FBI from Kim Dotcom three years ago, are now used for illegal activities. Former FBI web domains […]

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