Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2015
Iran has foiled a cyber attack against the oil ministry

Iran – The Cyber Attacks Emergency Center in FATA has thwarted a major cyber attack  originated from US against the Oil Ministry. The Iranian Government announced that on Tuesday it had foiled a cyber-attack on the Islamic republic’s Oil Ministry. According to the Fars news agency, the Brigadier General Kamal Hadianfar, head of the cyber police, confirmed […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 25, 2015
Who and why is attacking companies in the Nordic Countries?

Security experts at FireEye have published a report that details the cyber threats targeting various sectors in the Nordic countries. According to FireEye, threat actors targeted strategic industries (i.e. aerospace and defense, energy, health and pharmaceuticals, and shipping), government and defense agencies searching for political, economic and military intelligence. Experts believe sophisticated threat groups could be […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 17, 2015
Security Affairs newsletter Round 9 – 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. Hiring hackers, how much is it? US SOCOM and The Special Forces to Scrutinize Social media Skynet, the US top-secret program to track terrorists PHP hash comparison flaw is […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 15, 2015
Chinese APT17 exploits Microsoft’s TechNet Portal to Host C&C IPs

The Chinese threat actor known as APT17 and DeputyDog has been using profile pages and forum threads on Microsoft’s TechNet web portal to host IP addresses for command and control (C&C) servers. Security experts at FireEye and the colleagues at Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center have published a report on the activities of the Chinese group […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 13, 2015
Cyber threats scare a society increasingly dependent on technology

Experts estimated that between 25 to 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020 will be exposed to an increasing number of cyber threats. Until the end of 2020, experts estimated that between 25 to 50 billion devices on the planet will be connected to the internet, and counting that the Internet […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2015
Iran accused of the blackout that paralyzed the Turkey

Intelligence analysts speculate that the recent blackout that paralyzed the Turkey was caused by a cyber attacks run by the Iranian Government. On March 31 2015, a major power failure interested the Turkey, a blackout paralyzed the principal cities across the country, more than 40 million people were plunged into darkness.  Transportation, hospitals and many other services […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 01, 2015
Why hackers target background investigation databases

Foreign hackers are targeting background investigation databases to blackmail US government personnel or to try to bribe them. It is not a mystery that Chinese hackers continuously target US companies and government offices, the attackers usually backed by the Government of Bejing mainly run cyber espionage campaigns to steal intellectual property and any kind of information related to person […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
We are not prepared for a cyber attack on Western energy infrastructure

The NSA veteran Chief General Keith Alexander fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure and warned that we are not prepared for that. Security experts are warning companies in the energy industry of possible cyber attacks and Western plants are more exposed to the cyber threats. Electric grids, oil refineries and power plants are the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
Russian Hackers accessed President Barack Obama emails

The Time revealed that Russian hackers have accessed President Barack Obama emails in the attack on the White House’s unclassified computer system. Earlier this month, US officials admitted there was a cyber “event” late last year, but refused to confirm reports Russia was behind the attack. New revelations on the attack against the unclassified network […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2015
The CozyDuke, the last Russian APT group

Kaspersky Lab discovered another APT group dubbed CozyDuke which is believed to have hacked the US Department of State and the White House. Experts at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a new advanced persistent threat (APT) dubbed CozyDuke that targeted several high-profile organizations in the second half of 2014. Kaspersky experts have published an interesting blog post that includes […]