Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini May 23, 2012
Iranian hackers against NASA,isolated attack or cyber warfare act?

Exactly on week ago a group of Iranian hackers named Cyber Warriors Team claimed to have compromised an SSL certificate issued to the Research and Education Support Services of NASA.  The press released by the Cyber Warriors Team said that hackers have written an HTTPS protocol scanner to find weaknesses in the NASA website.  A […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2012
US vc China. Is cyber warfare gap increasing?

The Chinese offensive capabilities in cyberspace in this period are, more than ever, subject of great interest from the international community that fears the rise of China‘s technological colossus. In recent days a summit had placed in front of U.S. and China with the aim of promoting mutual cooperation to restore equilibrium in cyberspace. Many […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 19, 2012
Concerns for Chinese firms and the cyberespionage

We often discuss about warfare and cyberespionage, focusing on the usage of technology to steal intellectual property of foreign states. Of course the countries that have valuable technology skills are most exposed to targeted attacks that daily try to steal information regarding hi tech projects. Japan, US and European Countries are preferred target of many […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 16, 2012
Has Anonymous infiltrated US Government? The insider issue

In last months we have a long discussed about the security status of US networks and infrastructures, we have described the American cyber strategies and the main action proposed to protect the principal assets of the nations. One story in particular struck us deeply, that relating to the vulnerability of U.S. Government networks for admission […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 14, 2012
A picture of the Iran threat

The situation in Iran is becoming really critic, time go by and every diplomatic solution is not realizable. We have western countries disturbed by an aggressive policy of the government in Tehran, defiant as ever, that risks trigger a dangerous situation in the Middle East undermining the unstable equilibrium of the whole area. Many time […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2012
US and China are working for stability in Asia-Pac

In recent days I have discussed the increasing tension between China and the Philippines for a territorial dispute and related effects which have had significant repercussions in cyber space. Just the Asia-Pac region is among those area that are of main concerns in its military and cyber warfare. This time to discuss is the historical […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2012
Insider perspectives on global cyber safety and security status

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Today there is a lot of interest in “Cyber warfare” and “Cyber threats”. Week after week we are bombarded with news about massive security failures, one after the other. For example, according to the Utah Department of Health, the sensitive personal information of more than 780,000 people was stolen from […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 07, 2012
US Cybersecurity capability. National Preparedness Report

The “National Preparedness Report” is the first assessment, directly commissioned by President Obama, on the US capabilities of response to a terrorist attacks and man-made and natural disasters. Really interesting is the component related to cyber security, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has reported an impressive growth of the number of cyber attacks and […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 03, 2012
China vs Philippines, cyber war or hacktivism?

In this period the cyber space is a place in full swing, international attention is focused on Iran and its quarrel with the West, but other silent battles are being fought. In the last month has been registered a surprising activity that opposes China and Philippines, continuous and reciprocal attacks attack to the sound of bits […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 30, 2012
Fear Iran and escalation of cyber attacks

Last week I reported the virus attack to the Iranian oil industry, a cyber attack that seems has caused few damages but that raised again the theme of cyber warfare. Oil industry is the primary economic business of Iranian Government and an attack to the sector appears to the experts as a cyber war acts. […]