Cyber warfare

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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 20, 2015
Operation Pawn Storm on Continued Marathon, Attacking Targets Now with Advance Infrastructure

Operation Pawn Storm allegedly run by hackers backed by the Russian Government still advancing their infrastructure a great deal, the group is believed to using advanced tactics to hit the targets. Trend Micro revealed that the group have introduced all new infrastructure and is “Zeroing in” onto the targets that include NATO (North Atlantic Treaty […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 19, 2015
APT28 Russian hackers exploited two zero-day flaws in the wild

FireEye recently detected a new highly targeted attack run by APT28 exploiting two zero-day flaws to compromise an “international government entity”. Security experts at FireEye have recently detected a new cyber espionage campaign, dubbed “Operation RussianDoll,” operated by the Russian APT28 group. This time the hackers run highly targeted attack by exploiting two zero-day vulnerabilities to target an “international […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2015
Is the US cyber command ready for Information Warfare?

A Government spokesman confirmed the US Government is supporting the growth for its cyber command but it is not yet ready to repel any cyber attacks. The US are among the most advanced countries in Information Warfare, Obama administration considers strategic the dominance of the country in the cyber space. The US Government established in […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2015
Great Cannon, the powerful Chinese hacking platform

Researchers uncovered the Great Cannon, a powerful hacking tool, used by the Chinese Government to run MITM attacks, that was used also against GitHub. The researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Toronto have uncovered a powerful weapon of the Chinese Government cyber arsenal, dubbed the Great Cannon, used to […]