Hacking

Pierluigi Paganini April 02, 2012
Chinese hackers & Operation ‘Luckycat’ against Japan, Tibet and India

Recently experts monitored several targeted attacks against Tibetan activist organizations including the International Campaign for Tibet and the Central Tibet Administration. Researchers suspect the involvement of China and on groups of hackers sponsored by the Beijing government. In multiple cases, we have seen how the Chinese government promotes and supports from the economic point of view […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 01, 2012
VISA & MASTERCARD breach raises Security doubts on standard compliance

The Krebs on Security blog reported that there has been a security breach at Global Payments that “may involve more than 10 million compromised card numbers.”  We are facing with a massive breach that could impact more over 10 million compromised card numbers, for this reason VISA and MasterCard are alerting banks across US about […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 26, 2012
Reflections on the Zero-Days Exploits market starting from Forbes’s article

The news that I wish discuss was published on the website of Forbes magazine, titled “Shopping For Zero-Days: A Price List For Hackers’ Secret Software Exploits“,  that focuses on the commercial value of the vulnerability of popular applications. Time ago the figure of the hacker was recognized mainly as a researcher interested to measures its skills […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 21, 2012
China again victim of cyber attacks

We have always been accustomed to reading incursions of Chinese cyber army into networks belonging to foreign private companies and government institutions. The Beijing government has been accused of pursuing a very aggressive cyber strategy responsible for serious damage to foreign companies. An emblematic case of Nortel, the company spied on for a decade by Chinese hackers ended […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 19, 2012
Millions US government email addresses in the hands of the cybercrime

It has repeatedly reiterated the need for a cyber strategy to reduce risks related to cyber threats from various sources, military, cyber crime or hacktivism. Cyber ​​threats expose our intelligence agencies, our critical infrastructures and our companies to significant risks causing untold perfidious finance. In the area of ​​cyber warfare governments have made considerable strides, gained awareness of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 15, 2012
Anonymous vs Vatican, thirst for justice or criminal act?

Everyone in Italy have read of the attacks made by Anonymous against the Vatican, but very few professionals have expressed a clear position on the incident. Everyone in Italy knows the risks and effects associated with exposure to radio waves emitted by the antennas of radio Vatican, but no one is really the opposite. Children and people […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 06, 2012
Mud against Anonymous using Zeus malware

Symantec company recently has disclosed the news that the collective Anonymous has deceived his supporters favoring the spread and installing of Zeus malware on their machines. The charge is heavy and would undermine the trust that underpins the recruitment methods of the collective, it seems that all supporters who have participated to various Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 05, 2012
NASA unprepared for cyber attacks

Everything started last week when has been announced that a laptop stolen from NASA during last year contained command codes used to control the International Space Station. The news is sensations as worrying, is it possible to store so sensible information without using any precaution like disk encryption. Are we discussing about an isolated case […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 29, 2012
Young cyber army, cyber threat or resource to enhance?

We live in economically tumultuous days and even more in the cyberspace. Not a day goes by that you do not observe a striking hack, yet another multinational ridiculed and made bare and vulnerable to human eyes. It’s happened with Sony, with RSA with Stratfor, clay giants collapsed at the hands of groups of hactivists, a […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2012
GPS Spoofing, old threat and new problems

For several years are known vulnerabilities of GPS systems, but the wide use of these technology in today’s society need a continuous reassessment of the risks we are exposed. The first report in which they were discussed threats to technology is known as the “Volpe Report” that describe which are the main reasons to consider […]