Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2015
Cyber attacks against Organizations increased once again

71 percent of organizations were victims of successfully cyber attacks in 2014 according to the “2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report” report. The CyberEdge Group published an interesting report, titled “2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report” that in line with similar studies confirms the increase in the number of successful cyber attacks against organizations. The report analyzed data provided by 814 organizations, it […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2015
ICS-CERT MONITOR report states most critical infrastructure attacks involve APTs

DHS ICS-CERT MONITOR report reveals that most critical infrastructure attacks involve APTs, but organizations lack monitoring capabilities. The DHS’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has issued its new ICS-CERT MONITOR report related to the period September 2014 – February 2015. The ICS-CERT MONITOR report According to the report, the Industrial Control Systems […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 12, 2015
EquationDrug, the hacking platform of the Equation Group APT

Experts at Kaspersky Lab published a detailed analysis of the EquationDrug platform and its modules developed by the Equation Group APT. Recently experts at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered the Equation Group hacking crew, the most sophisticated ever APT. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab revealed that the capabilities of the Equation Group surpass anything known in […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2015
Pentagon plans to hire 3,000 Cyber pros for the US Cyber Command

Federal officials announced that military received the green light to hire 3,000 cyber experts to assign to the US Cyber Command. Information warfare is strategic for almost every government, North Korea, Russia, China, Danmark are among the countries that are more investing to improve their cyber capabilities, and of course, the Five Eyes. The US Department of […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 10, 2015
Information Warfare – Iran vs America. Why buy a weapon when I have a keyboard?

A newly disclosed secret report illustrates the tightening of cyber dispute between the United States and Iran , both for spying and sabotage. Since Robert Tappan Morris in 1988 created the first worm, cyberspace started to change its virtual state in a critical cyberwar field.  Even if the first worm was an error, aimed at […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 10, 2015
Cyber Experts in North Korea Target the West and Especially Infrastructure of Critical Importance

North Korea holds an impressive army of cyber warriors, with over 3,000 sophisticated professionals. According to the claims of people who have escaped to South Korea, their main target is none other than Western infrastructure of critical value. Over 3,000 cyber experts have been recruited by North Korea, in the country’s attempt to harm the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2015
CyberCriminals and their APT and AVT Techniques

The cyber security expert Ashiq JA analyzed the principal characteristics of APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) and AVT (Advanced Volatile Threat) . Cybercriminals and their techniques in the APT and AVT attacks “APT is an attack in the persistent memory that resides in the victims machine without getting noticed and the attacker exfiltrates sensitive information from […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2015
US State Department – Hackers still in the Email System

Three months from the incursion in the network of the U.S. State Department e-mail system, US specialists are still working to secure the networks. In November 2014 the State Department has taken the unprecedented step of shutting down its entire unclassified email system in response to a suspected cyber attack. ‘Activity of concern’ was detected in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2015
US Government Has Developed a Manhattan Project for Cyber Attacks, Rather than For Defensive Purposes

A cyber Manhattan Project seems to have been on the move for over a decade, providing the US with a great advantage related to online surveillance. Despite belief, no defensive purposes have triggered its setting up. Everybody recalls the notorious Manhattan Project at the end of World War II, which has resulted in the development […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2015
The Equation Group shows most complex and sophisticated hacking techniques ever seen

Experts at Kaspersky Lab revealed that the capabilities of the Equation Group Surpass anything known in terms of sophistication of hacking techniques. Security experts at Kaspersky revealed the existence of a hacking group operating since 2001 that targeted practically every industry with  sophisticated zero-day malware. According to a new report from Kaspersky Lab, this group, dubbed […]