Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini June 16, 2015
Authors of Duqu 2.0 used a stolen digital certificate in attacks

Malware authors behind the Duqu 2.0 used a stolen certificate from the Foxconn company to implement a persistence mechanism and stay stealthy. New details emerge from the investigation conducted by the experts at Kaspersky on the Duqu 2.0 malware that targeted the systems of the company, the threat actors used valid certificate from Hon Hai Precision Industry […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 15, 2015
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 for the recent data breach at US the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) the alleged data appeared in the dark web. I have personally found it on […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 13– 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. The silent war between black markets in the deep web US Air Force located an ISIS command by analyzing a selfie A quick tour in the hacking black market […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 11, 2015
Bundestag may need to replace 20,000 computers after the hack

German media states that Bundestag may need to replace 20,000 computers after the recent attack, an operation that could cost millions Euro. A few days ago the experts the German Government has confirmed that hackers who breached the Bundestag systems a few of weeks ago have also stolen data from targeted network. A spokeswoman for the Bundestag, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 10, 2015
Duqu 2.0 the most sophisticated threat ever seen targeted also Kaspersky

Threat actors used a Duqu 2.0 worm in a series of attacks worldwide that also breached the systems at Kaspersky Lab. It is most complex malware ever seen. A new powerful strain of Duqu malware, dubbed Duqu 2.0, appeared in the wild after going dark in 2012. Duqu 2.0 is a very sophisticated agent that exploited a number […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2015
EINSTEIN defense system is more than a headache for the US government

After 4M records may have been stolen and Chinese hackers are the prime suspects, the US Govrecognizes the usefulness of the DHS EINSTEIN defense system. After 4 million records may have been stolen and Asia-based hackers are the prime suspects, the government recognizes the usefulness of the DHS EINSTEIN defense system. At this time, the […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 12 – 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. Yemen Cyber Army will release 1M of records per week to stop Saudi Attacks The Importance of Operational Security and User Education CIA Chief: Ending NSA Spying Would Boost […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2015
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 the US government, the Obama administration on Thursday confirmed to have been the victim of a major cyber attack. According to the US […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 04, 2015
Are Russian hackers behind the Bundestag cyber attack?

Security experts involved in investigation on the attack against the Bundestag suspect that the hack was part of a large-scale espionage campaign backed by the Kremlin. Last month, the German Bundestag suffered a serious cyber attack by unknown hackers, in the days following the incident the German parliament officially confirmed media reports about a hacking […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 02, 2015
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 breached the Bundestag systems a couple of weeks ago have also stolen data from targeted network. A spokeswoman for the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament, confirmed that unknown […]