Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2015
A secret NSA map shows successful Chinese attacks

The NBC News published a secret NSA map reporting the locations of “Victims of Chinese Cyber Espionage” attacks that resulted in data thefts. The NBC News has published in exclusive a secret NSA map showing the locations of the cyber attacks carried out by Chinese hackers over a five-year period. Every marker in the secret NSA map […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2015
After the OPM Hack, the United States will strike back China

The US will strike back China in response to the recent wave of cyber attacks against Government offices, including the Office of Personnel Management. Recently, the New York Times published an article saying that the president of the United States, Barack Obama took the decision to retaliate against China, after the famous hack of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 02, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 20 – Best of the week from best sources

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from the best sources free for you in your email box. HORNET, the High-Speed Tor-Like encrypted anonymous network Anonymous’s team GhostSec thwarts Isis terror plots Drone Firing Semi-Automatic Handgun, what’s next? Advertising hijacking made by Invisible rogue mobile apps are […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 31, 2015
APT 29 use Twitter to control its Hammertoss data stealer

Experts at FireEye discovered a new APT group dubbed APT 29 that is exploiting Twitter to mask the activities of their data-stealer malware. Experts at FireEye uncovered a group of alleged Russian hackers, dubbed APT 29, that is exploiting Twitter to mask the activities of their data-stealer malware. The hackers belonging to the APT 29 […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 30, 2015
United Airlines reportedly hacked by same APT that breached OPM, Anthem

United Airlines reportedly hacked by same APT that breached OPM, Anthem. Let’s try to understand why and which are the risks for the US citizens. A Chinese APT group  believed to be responsible for a series of high-profile data breaches that affected the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Anthem, and more recently the United Airlines. According the media […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 19, 2015
Russian APT launched a new phishing campaign on the Pentagon

A sophisticated APT group who targeted the White House and State Department, have launched a new stealth spear phishing campaign on the Pentagon. The Daily Beast has revealed that he got the proof that the White House and State Department were hacked by a sophisticated Russian APT. The newspaper that published the news in exclusive has run […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 10, 2015
Hackers give orders to a German Patriot missile system

Patriot missile systems stationed in Turkey near the Syrian Border were briefly taken over by hackers according to the Behorder Spiegel magazine According to the Behorder Spiegel magazine, hackers were able to send “unexplained” orders to the Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey. The Patriot missiles are part of the anti-aircraft system, the systems are manufactured in […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 05, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 16 – Best of the week from best sources

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from the best sources free for you in your email box. US Healthcare companies are the most targeted by Stegoloader Popular travel websites warn Customers of Phishing scam Ransomware slinging exploit kit targets Flash remote code execution Experts found Government […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 28, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 15 – Best of the week from best sources

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from the best sources free for you in your email box. Password Recovery Scam – how to hack a Gmail account Signal amplification and brute-force attack for car thieves Electronic Frontier Foundation – WhatsApp ranked as the worst at protecting […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 14 – Best of the week from best sources

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from the best sources free for you in your email box. OPM hack: White House orders the adoption of best practices Researcher found Wind turbines and solar systems vulnerable worldwide OPM data offered for sale on the Dark Web Wikimedia […]