Malware

Pierluigi Paganini June 12, 2012
Flame and Stuxnet, the union is strength

During the Global Media and Technology Summit Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, revealed to the Reuters agency that the team of experts of his company has found strong similarities between part of the Flame source code and a 2009 version of Stuxnet. The news is really surprising, the analogies demonstrate that behind the development […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 03, 2012
‘Olyimpic Games’ and boomerang effect, it isn’t sport but cyber war

For years, we discuss the authorship of what is considered one of the most offensive cyber weapon of history, Stuxnet, a thousand voices were compared on the difficult question alternating assertions and denials. Always the principal international experts have suggested the U.S. as the authors of the cyber threat, but the main U.S. authorities have […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 30, 2012
Flame malware, from genesis to the plot theory

In this article I desire to discuss about many personal doubts and beliefs regarding the Flame malware, first my idea that we are facing with a new powerful cyber weapon. In the same hours  the Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination CenterLab,   CrySyS Lab and Kaspersky Lab have published news regarding the new malware that […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 28, 2012
Call it Flame, Flamer or Skywiper … it’s a new cyber weapon

The day is come, The Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team (MAHER) announced to have discovered a new targeted malware which has hit the country, that has been named Flame (also known as Flamer or Skywiper due the name of  its main modules). In an official statement the Iranian experts declared that following the intensive researches […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 25, 2012
McAfee Report on alarming growth of cyber threats

I find really interesting the report released by security firms regarding the principal cyber threats and the related evolution. This time I desire to share the data proposed in the by McAfee Labs in its McAfee Threats Report – First Quarter 2012. Let’s start observing that this first part of year have registered an impressive […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 17, 2012
Zeus P2P variant against Facebook,Hotmail,Yahoo & Google Mail

The experts of Trusteer firm have discovered a new variant Zeus malware responsible of  a series of attacks against principal internet service providers. The variant carried out attacks using the P2P network architecture targeting users of Facebook, Hotmail and Yahoo and  Google Mail. What is Zeus? The Zeus Trojan is one of most notourios malware […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2012
FBI on Bitcoin,between cybercrime opportunity & digital choice

Law enforcement, FBI first, are worried by the diffusion of the Bitcoin network that could be used by groups of criminals for several activities. The main problem related to the payment system is that is completely anonymous making impossible to trace the transitions and related users. Bitcoin is a decentralized electronic cash system that uses […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2012
Flashback Trojan, a business opportunity for all

Many people who do not work in our sector are asking me two questions with increasing frequency: Can a virus infect a MAC pc? Is it possible to monetize a malware development? How is it possible? Obvious my answers, we cannot think of a software system free of bugs and vulnerabilities. To those who I have […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 26, 2012
DNSChanger , much ado about nothing and the wrong choice

 Summary of previous episodes In beginning of the year a news circulated on internet regarding the planned blackout of Internet for millions of users on March 8th decided by FBI to deal with DNSChanger Trojan. The action must be done to stop the diffusion of the malware that has infected millions of computers all over […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 24, 2012
Iran,Oil Industry under cyber attack,are we close to a military strike?

A new cyber attack against Iran, in particular this time the Oil Industry was the target of a Malware Attack. The news was widespread by Officials in the Iranian oil ministry, they say that their network and the country’s main oil export terminal were infected with a malware; due this event the government has taken […]