cyber threat

Pierluigi Paganini October 18, 2013
Arbor Networks has published ATLAS Q3 2013 DDoS report

Arbor Networks has published a quarterly report based on data pulled from ATLAS which includes new insight into DDoS attack trends having worrying characteristics. Arbor Networks has issued the report on global DDoS attack trends for the first three quarters of 2013, the report revealed that this kind of attack still represents a serious menace for IT […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 13, 2012
Cybercrime evolution in North America and Western Europe

Despite cyber space is known as a domain without border an interesting study of the Kaspersky Security firm demonstrates that cyber criminal activities are mainly located in some area of the planet, as we can see also the victims of the attacks have a geographical features that make them attractive targets. Factors such as the […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 24, 2012
Malware, a cyber threat increasingly difficult to contain

Article published on Hakin9 IT Security Magazine – August 2012 When we speak about malware we introduce one of the worst cyber threat that daily evolve with the capacity to hit every sector without distinction. The world “malware” is really generic, we refer in fact a heterogeneous family of malicious software designed with the purpose […]

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 25, 2012
Japan institutions victim of cyber espionage, is it cyber warfare?

One of the biggest cyber threat is cyber espionage, it’s the sign of the technological era in which every devices surround has an intelligence component that could be exploited. Governments first, cyber criminal after, have discovered the great efficiency of malware used to steal sensible information to the victims, no matter if we are speaking […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 20, 2012
DDoS attacks in Q2, do not underestimate the cyber threat

In the first quarter I proposed the results of an analysis conducted by Prolexic firm on the incidence of DDoS attacks. A DDoS attack represents a nightmare for all those all companies that provide web services that could be blocked by similar offensive, let’s imagine the effect of a DDoS against a financial institution or […]

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 23, 2012
The mystery of a massive cyber attack on Iran

Winds of cyber war blow Iran, the political situation is becoming difficult to manage, exacerbating the tones of a psychological battle growing. After the publishing of the news regarding the genesis of Stuxnet and Flame every actor of the conflict has increased the effort on cyber warfare especially on cyber defense fearing an imminent cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 16, 2012
The malware factory

Article Published on The Hacker New Magazine – June Edition “Malware” With the term malware we refer a heterogeneous family of malicious software designed with the purpose to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain unauthorized access to victims systems. With the term we indicate in fact several types of malicious code such as computer […]

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 […]