Laws and regulations

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2013
US retaliation strategy against hackers

The year started very difficult for the U.S. government, its networks have been constantly hit by hackers that for different reasons have tried to steal sensitive information and intelligence secrets. The principal menaces against US come from state-sponsored hackers and hacktivists, in the last months we have read of many cyber attacks, mainly for cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 25, 2013
Serious security flaws affect millions of HTC mobile devices

The news of those who make a lot of noise, more than 18 million devices commercialized by Taiwanese company HTC had security flaws that could exposes users to serious risks in particular the bugs could allow the theft of information stored on the mobile and the tracking of user’s location. The vulnerabilities appear serious according […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 15, 2013
From CISPA to Obama’s executive order on national cybersecurity

During the last days worldwide internet community expressed great concern on the possibility of a reintroduction of The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection act (CISPA)  before the US House by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.). The controversial cyber bill raised an heated debate, supporters believe it […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 23, 2012
Have you been hacked? … you must disclose it!

During 2009 it was revealed that one of the primary defense contractor BAE Systems was hacked causing the exposure of sensible information on F-35 fighter jet. The reserved information were obtained by a group of hackers who accessed to internal server of the contractor, but BAE Systems admitted it only in 2012. The attackers were […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 21, 2012
CleanIT project, concerns for a global surveillance project

I’m just returned from the Cyber Threat Summit in Dublin, one of the most interesting European events in cyber security that gave me the opportunity to share opinion notes with expert professionals of international security context.  The event revealed an alarming scenario on the main cyber threats, no matter if it is cybercrime, hacktivism, cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 27, 2012
Anonymous #op_Australia, data breach and reflections on utopian privacy

This time target of attacks of the Anonymous group is the Australian government,  at least 10  websites were taken down to protest proposed changes to privacy laws. The government want to force national ISP to spy on users make available their information to law enforcement and security agencies. The Anonymous Australia collective in a mail […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 24, 2012
Skype, Apple, too many doubts about the privacy

We daily assist to continuous violations to user’s privacy, mobile apps that expose its data, communication channels apparently secure that reveals law enforcement interferences or network devices suspected to contains a secret backdoor. The imperative is the monitoring of users, for commercial and national security purposes, we have read in many occasions of the development […]

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, and that list contained unencrypted credit card data. Stratfor is an organization that gathers open source intelligence which […]

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 14, 2012
The right to anonymity on Internet and legal implications

The demand of anonymity services is increased in response to the increase network monitoring and censorship,but the anonymity is a concept that induces fear. Everyday, all our web actions leave traces of ourselves and of our way of life through the storing of massive amounts of personal data in databases in the internet, all these information […]