Pierluigi Paganini September 09, 2012
Elderwood project, who is behind Op. Aurora and ongoing attacks?

Today I desire to discuss on the real effect of a cyber attack, we have recently introduced the direct and indirect effects of the several cyber espionage campaigns discovered such as Flame and Gauss, but we never approached the problem in future projection examining the possible impacts of an incident many years after it. Symantec […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 04, 2012
AntiSec steals 1M Apple UDID from FBI notebook with an exploit

Another blow was dealt to the authorities by a group of hackers linked to Anonymous that claims to have breached FBI security posting 1 million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs). The UDIDs are the string of numbers that uniquely identifies each Apple device, and AntiSec hacker group has announced to have leaked more than 12 […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 03, 2012
Social Networks Part 3 – Are you exposing yourself unnecessarily to physical threats?

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, Fabian Martin, David Pace, Benjamin Gittins In our first article we talked about the intentional or unintentional disclosure of personal information in social networks that can expose you to logical (computer-based) threats and we gave you some recommendations about how to properly manage this risk of […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 02, 2012
Anonymous, from Philips to UK Government…a hot autumn is coming

The summer is ending and we must be prepared to a new season of attacks of Anonymous collective, last weeks we have registered several attacks of the group of hackers that suggest a warm autumn. Last week with a series of attacks Anonymous targets Electronics Manufacturer AVX, the hackers have hit the website for electronics […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 21, 2012
Saudi Aramco, are we ready for an escalation of cyber attacks?

Last week it has been registered a serious cyber attack against one of the world’s largest energy companies, the Saudi Aramco, and a group named the Arab Youth Group has claimed responsibility for the event. The group posted a message on Pastebin, declaring that the attack has been carried out to protest against the Saudi […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 08, 2012
Anonymous Ethical code. Back to the origins

Several months ago I wrote on the future of the famous group of hacktivism, Anonymous explaining that the model the originated the movements was evolving in unpredictable way due the large consensus of the hackers and possible infiltration made by law enforcement and governments. According recent revelation inside the group there are two principal faction, […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 04, 2012
Reuters blogging platform hacked, the critical role of information

In this day my blog has dedicated a great attention to the security of social media, explaining the importance of new communication networks. Today the information is synonymous with power, due this consideration is critical develop the proper processes for its management. To acquire information today we infiltrate social networks, we attack forums and social […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 31, 2012
Rakshasa, is it possible design the perfect hardware backdoor?

Every day we read about new powerful variants of malware of increasing complexity, they are used in fraud schemas by cyber criminals and in cyber attacks during state sponsored operations in cyber warfare scenarios. This malicious software presents a wide range of purposes and functionalities, they are used to steal information or to destroy control […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 30, 2012
South Korea, another data breach. How is changing the hacking world?

Browsing the internet is easy to find information regarding date breach by hackers against large companies that fail to protect their facilities exposing the information of their customers and employees. Yesterday Anonymous group has released more than 400K record of the Australian AAPT company stolen during a recent attack, meanwhile this morning I read about […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 28, 2012
Anonymous AAPT data breach, 180k records published, 263k incoming

Anonymous maintained its promises, the hacktivists announced that would have gone forward to prove the inefficiency of the companies complicit of Australian Government. They have leaked data from the AAPT , Australia’s third largest land line telecommunications company, victim of a data breach occurred during the last week. Anonymous has published data tonight, it seems […]