Pierluigi Paganini August 23, 2012
Crisis malware threatens the virtualized environments

This is an hot summer under the malware perspective, we have spoken of new malware for cyber espionage and of new fraud schemas based on malicious software diffusion. Many experts use to avoid malware diffusion making risky navigation and operations in a Virtual environment, a paradigm that is having a great diffusion in the last […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 22, 2012
New raise of Citadel malware…banking again under attack

The FBI has launched an alert titled “Citadel Malware Continues to Deliver Reveton Ransomware in Attempts to Extort Money “ One of the sectors most targeted by cyber attacks and by malware is the banking, during the last months we have read several times of agents developed to steal credentials of accounts and to realize complex frauds. […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 19, 2012
Shamoon Malware, cyber espionage tool, cyber weapon or …

Shamoon is a new threat that scares security experts, it is able to destroy files on victim’s PC and overwrite the master boot record of its disks. The cyberspace has no peace, every time a malware or a botnet is detected and neutralized a new cyber threat is coming, this time a new agent scare […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 17, 2012
Botnet around us, are we nodes of the Matrix?

Article Published on The Hacker New Magazine – August Edition “Botnet” Introduction The nightmare of millions of infected computers synchronized to conduct an attack on specific target finds materialization in the concept of botnet. In the classic architecture each machine, named bot, executes orders sent by a master unit called bootmaster, which can instruct the various […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 14, 2012
Finfisher, the case of a cyber espionage tool found everywhere

Two days ago, reading the news that lawful interception malware FinFisher was discovered in the wild I thought … “wow finally we have the evidence, probably we will debate for a long time regarding the use of this tool and of similar agents” But as fate would have it the same day came the news […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 10, 2012
Gauss, evidence of ongoing cyber-war and cyber espionage campaigns

As expected a new malware for purposes of cyber espionage was once again identified by the Team of Kaspersky Lab. After Duqu, Flame and Mahdi a new cyber-espionage toolkit has been detected in the same region, the Middle East, and like its predecessor is capable of stealing sensitive data such as online banking credentials, browser passwords and […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 07, 2012
DaVinci code,the surveillance business & eligibility of investigations

No doubts, one of the most advanced cyber threat to the technological evolution is the malware diffusion, we read daily news regarding new unknown agents developed by cybercriminals, governments or hacktivists, but are we really ready to reduce the exposure of our resources? Some weeks ago a news has passed without  too much noise but […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 02, 2012
Malware & cyber espionage, ongoing attacks on sensitive information

Malware once were used primarily to destroy the victim’s PC, but the scenario has completely changed today. While surviving the need of wanting to harm with malicious software, for example in the development of cyber weapons, the current trend is to develop agents that serve primarily to the function of spying. Cybercrime, governments, and groups […]

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 26, 2012
New Madi instance and “AC/DC” virus, Middle East as shooting range

The Middle East has always been considered an area of the planet’s turbulent for the continuing conflict and political tensions among the states that inhabit it. In the last two years, the tensions seem to have intensified and with it has grown the diffusion of malware for cyber espionage and for offensive purposes. In the […]