Slamming: a scam still too common

The slamming is a fraud aiming to deceive companies in order to sell by emails unsolicited services for domain names. These slamming attempts are easily recognizable and play on their contacts lack of knowledge in some cases. The slammers propose services that you didn’t solicit with your official registrar (registration, whois’update, owner or registrar transfer…) at high prices. These emails are sources of anxiety and lead you to take a quick decision. For example, a standard slamming email w... Read More

A bad phishing story

A victim of phishing from 2015, asked her bank for a refund of 3300€, which was the amount diverted by a fraud author. However, during the legal procedure, the Justice has cancelled the judgement of the local court of October 2017, which has requested to the bank of the victim to refund the corresponding amounts of the phishing operation. The reason of this cancellation? The victim has deliberately communicated some confidential data regarding her credit card, by falling into the trap of a phis... Read More

A phishing attack more and more sophisticated

Recently, some Amazon users have been the victims of a quite sophisticated phishing attack. They received a fake e-mail from Amazon, alerting them that someone attempted to connect to their account by trying to change their password. A six digit code was transmitted with the instruction to call a number to verify the user’s identity. If the web users were not the source of these actions, they were invited to follow a specific procedure to secure their account. When they called the supposed Amaz... Read More

Disastrous consequences of a domain name non-renewal

The American telecommunication company, Sorenson Communication, has forgotten to renew a domain name for only a few days in June 2016. The decision has fallen at the end of September 2017, Sorenson Communication has to pay a fine of 3 million dollars. Why such a high amount? The domain name which has fallen back into public domain was carrying a critical service for some users! It was the “Video Relay System” which telecommunication companies must provide to deaf people and persons with vocal d... Read More

Equifax victim of a massive cyberattack

The American company Equifax, based in Atlanta, present in 24 countries, has been the prey of a particularly worrying cyberattack. Equifax collects and analyzes personal data of customers soliciting a credit. At the beginning of September, the company revealed an intrusion in its database. This IT hacking could have potentially concerned around 143 million American customers and many others customers soliciting a credit like Canada or Great Britain. The criminals have exploited a breakdown in a... Read More

Schmidt launches its new website in dot brand: Home-design.schmidt

Schmidt is one of the first French brands of kitchens, but also the first kitchen furniture export company in France. Schmidt group has decided to launch its new website in « .brand » (dot brand), .schmidt and thus has joined many big companies which have made this bet, like BNP Paribas (mabanque.bnpparibas), MAIF (voyagepro.maif), Club Med (corporate.clubmed) or the latest, SNCF (oui.sncf). Schmidt chose to regroup its activity under the « home design » designation which describes well its indu... Read More

Cyber-blurring: the strategy used by Macron’s digital team to face cyberattacks

  May the 5th , 2017, two hours before the end of 2017 presidential campaign, thousands of documents owned by the campaign team of the candidate Emmanuel Macron have been leaked and have been made public on American forum 4Chan, relayed by Wikileaks. Social media have played an important role in the attack and content diffusion: internal discussion of the political party, briefing notes, pictures, bills, accounting, which represent 9 gigaoctets of hacked data. Since the beginning of the pr... Read More

Connected objects: unavoidable in DDoS attacks?

  Nowadays consumers use and are around connected objects. The Internet of Things (IoT) includes all connected objects like a connected refrigerator, captor, light bulb, security camera, router or even a thermostat control. Their common point? To have an IP address and to be connected to communicate. According to the American company Gartner, connected objects will reach 20.5 billion units by 2020. We will face an impressive growth of IoT in the years to come. China, North America and West... Read More