Pierluigi Paganini July 03, 2012
Hacktivism and Deep Web

  In today’s society technology plays a crucial role and is used as a new cultural vehicle, and even aggregation element or carrier to express dissent against the policies of governments and private companies. Groups such as Anonymous are maximum expression of a phenomenon defined “Hacktivism” that refers the usage of computers and computer networks […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 01, 2012
Are your business operations secure?

Article published on The Malta Indipendent by Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, David Pace, Ben Gittins Today, the chief executive officers (CEOs) of many businesses are becoming aware of the need to ensure their IT systems are secured to protect their organisation, their customers, and their stakeholders. According to Brian Snow, former technical director of the US NSA’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 29, 2012
Stratfor refunds clients.Concerns on subcontractors in the security chain

Last Christmas the Stratfor Global Intelligence was hacked by Anonymous who disclosed company website and also the full client list of over 4000 individuals and corporations. The hacker gained access to a subscriber list stored on stratfor.com, and that list contained unencrypted credit card data. Stratfor is an organization that gathers open source intelligence which […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 28, 2012
RSA SecurIDs Cracked In 13 Minutes,rumors and denials

The news has creating great surprise in the security community, a group of computer scientist has declared that has cracked the RSA SecurID encryption model. The news is sensational due the large diffusion of the tokens for the implementation of PKI infrastructures in both private and government sectors. RSA SecurID, is a mechanism developed by […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 27, 2012
#opJapan, Anonymous against Japan and its war to piracy

A couple of days ago a read about a new amendment to copyright laws passed in Japan last week. The amendment recognizes as illegal downloads of pirated material establishing extremely severe penalties for the violators. The law comes into effect in October and it establishes that those people that download pirated material such as DVDs […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 21, 2012
Wikiboat against the Pentagon, risks on Anonymous evolution

We live in the cyber era, governments measure their capabilities in the cyberspace with reciprocal attacks of increasing complexity.Every government is developing an adequate cyber strategy investing huge quantity of money in the establishment of cyber units, on formation of groups of cyber experts and on the development of new cyber weapons. In this scenario […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 16, 2012
The malware factory

Article Published on The Hacker New Magazine – June Edition “Malware” With the term malware we refer a heterogeneous family of malicious software designed with the purpose to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain unauthorized access to victims systems. With the term we indicate in fact several types of malicious code such as computer […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 13, 2012
Hacktivist vs Twitter, security of OAuth authorization

There isn’t peace for social network platforms, priority target for cybercrime and governments, they represent a mine of data useful for business and espionage. After the news of the LinkedIN hack, also Twitter have been successfully attacked by a group of hacktivist named LulzSec Reborn that has leaked user credentials of more of 10,000 accounts. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 11, 2012
Anonymous, #OPIndia against censorship

Again Anonymous, again another hack in the name of freedom and against the censorship, this time the famous Anonymous have attacked the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), bringing down its web site because the company is responsible of internet monitoring and censoring. The group posted on their website the following message ”We are against Internet […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 07, 2012
LinkedIn passwords compromised.Social network poisoning & other risks

It’s happened, today has been diffused the news that users’ passwords of the most famous business social network LinkedIn have been stolen and leaked on Internet. The company, through it blog, has confirmed the event declaring that more than six million passwords were compromised. Following the message published We want to provide you with an […]