Pierluigi Paganini February 04, 2012
Underestimate the threat, a serious error

In recent years it has fully understood the offensive capability of the use of cyber weapons, highly efficient tools to move attacks and espionage operations in total coverage. The effectiveness of the cyber threat is linked not only to its intrinsic characteristics, but also to the choice of channel for its spread and in this […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 31, 2012
Stuxnet, are we really safe now? No, of course!

Once again I draw inspiration from the argument “Stuxnet” on which much is being read on the web at this time, and a lot of which will be discussed in the years to come. From all the scientists Stuxnet was defined a deadly weapon, but why  if any direct damages recorded are comparable to those […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 28, 2012
Malware evolution and the Frankenmalware case

In the last decade we have witnessed an extraordinary evolution of those agents technically defined as the term “malware” in several respects as: functional characteristics developing process distribution channels field of use In the past we used to differenciate the malware in groups whose members were deeply identified by distinct behaviors, hence the origin of […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2012
Zeus,software as a service – Implications for civil and military

As previously said the cyber crime industry is proving to be invoiced in a thriving company that knows no crisis. The reasons are countless, high profits and unpunished crimes most often the main reasons. What amazes is, however, the organization managing the criminal business. Operations managed as projects and malware designed as products of large […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2012
Koobface, an excuse to talk about botnets and cyber crime

Koobface virus is undoubtedly considered as the malware of social network because it uses them as spread channel. We have repeatedly mentioned the incredible power of social networking media, platforms that reach a global audience with a simple click, obvious that such a capability could be attractive to criminal organizations for the spread of malware. […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 15, 2012
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency hit by malware

To news like this we are dangerously getting used, the scenarios change but the dynamics are often the same, viruses used such as cyber weapon that infect critical structures, causing loss of valuable information and that block system of target systems. The news has been announced  by the same “Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)” that […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 14, 2012
Sykipot attacks U.S PKI infrastructures based on smart cards

In these hours on the web is turning the news of a cyber attack performed by a group of Chinese hackers against some U.S. Government Agencies. Once again, the weapon used against the strategic objectives is a cyber weapon, in particular it has been used a new version of the trojan Sykipot. Chinese hackers have […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 11, 2012
Banking sector, bad news regarding cyber threats

The new year does not bode well in terms of cyber threats banking universe. The need for new services, primarily the ability to make transactions in mobile scenario, exposing the banks and their platforms to serious threats. Particularly in these early days of 2012, two reports have raised some concern: Global warning about Banking trojan […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 05, 2012
2012, the threat of malware. Evolution in the mobile scenario

Wanting to try out hypotheses about the future of the spread of malware, we cannot help but examine the mobile scenarios. For those who develop viruses and similar mobile platforms are a favorite target. The main causes are: The ubiquity of mobile phones such as smartphones of the latest generation. The technology evolution and the […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2012
Why the use of a cyber weapon has proved a winner?

In recent months one of the topics of greatest interest in the international scientific community has been the development of new cyber weapons to use against hostile countries. What dominates, without any doubt, was the use of viruses and other malware to attack critical infrastructure of the opponents. The Stuxnet case did school, for sure […]