Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2016
GCHQ helped US in developing Stuxnet, claims a documentary

A new documentary titled Zero Days revealed that the Stuxnet cyber weapon was just a small part of a much bigger Information Warfare operation (code named “NITRO ZEUS”) against the Iranian civilian infrastructure. A new documentary titled Zero Days has revealed more disconcerting news on the Stuxnet worm, the first malware recognized by security industry as a […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2016
Linux Fysbis Trojan, a new weapon in the Pawn Storm’s arsenal

Malware researchers at PaloAlto discovered the Fysbis Trojan, a simple and an effective Linux threat used by the Russian cyberspy group Pawn Storm. Do you remember the Pawn Storm hacking crew? Security experts have identified this group of Russian hackers with several names, including APT28, Sofacy or Sednit, it has been active since at least 2007. The name Pawn Storm is used by security […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 14, 2016
Iranian hackers compromised former IDF chief’s computer

According to Israel’s Channel 10 Iranian hackers succeeded in gaining access last year to the computer database of a retired Israeli army chief of staff. Many reports published by security firms warn of the increasing threat represented by Iranian hackers. US and Israeli organizations represent a privileged target for these hackers, last year they used stolen private pictures of IDF’s women […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 13, 2016
The IPT ruled that GCHQ spies can legally hack any electronic devices

The British Intelligence Agency GCHQ has a license to hack computers and devices, the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled. This means that the UK Government is giving full power to its intelligence agency to spy on Britons as well as people living abroad. The verdict was issued on Friday after Privacy International and seven ISPs […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 13, 2016
BlackEnergy infected also Ukrainian Mining and Railway Systems

Experts at Trend Micro discovered strains of BlackEnergy malware involved in the recent attacks against Ukrainian Mining and Railway Systems. BlackEnergy was in the headlines when the security industry examined the power outage occurred in Ukraine in December 2015. The BlackEnergy malware is a threat improved to target SCADA systems, the latest variant includes the KillDisk component developed to wipe […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 03, 2016
Cybersecurity Operational Tests And Assessments – US Defence can’t check F-35 data due to insecure systems

Cybersecurity Operational Tests And Assessments conducted by the US Defence are essential to improve overall security … and discover that US Govt can’t check F-35 data due to insecure systems. It is difficult to understand the importance of concept like information sharing when dealing with daily work, but officers at the Pentagon are learning at […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 29, 2016
Anarchist operation, US and UK spied on Israeli UAVs and fighter jets

Anarchist operation – US and UK intelligence secretly tapped into live video feeds from Israeli UAVs and fighter jets, monitoring military operations. According to a new lot of documents leaked by the popular whistleblower Edward Snowden, the US and British intelligence agencies have hacked for years into Israeli Air Surveillance under an operation codenamed Anarchist. Snowden, who served as an […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 29, 2016
ATP group uses Word Docs to drop BlackEnergy Malware

The APT group behind the attacks against critical infrastructure in Ukraine is spreading BlackEnergy malware through specially crafted Word documents. Malicious campaigns leveraging the BlackEnergy malware are targeting energy and ICS/SCADA companies from across the world. The threat actors behind the recent attacks based on the popular malware are now targeting critical infrastructure in Ukraine. In […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2016
Some facts that probably you still ignore on the Stuxnet attack

A collection of interesting info about the Stuxnet attack published years ago by The New York Times, a must-read for experts. The popular cyber security expert Mikko Hypponen has retwitted an old blog post on the Stuxnet malware, a good opportunity to summarize the events and understand what is happened behind the scene. In 2011, The […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2016
Ukraine blames Russia of cyber attacks against the Boryspil airport

Ukrainian Government is accusing Russia of organizing hacker attacks against the Boryspil airport’s networks. Cyber security experts of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine are blaming Russian hackers for a new cyber attack against the Boryspil airport’s networks. Presidential Administration’s spokesman for ATO Andriy Lysenko (ATO), explained that the systems at […]