cyber weapons

Pierluigi Paganini December 02, 2017
Kaspersky case – Now we know who is the NSA hacker who kept Agency’s cyber weapons at home

A former NSA hacker pleaded guilty on Friday to illegally taking classified documents home, which were later stolen by Russian cyber spies. A member of the US National Security Agency Tailored Access Operations hacking team, Nghia Hoang Pho (67) pleaded guilty in a US district court in Baltimore on Friday to one count of willful retention of national defense […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 08, 2016
President Obama at the G-20 Summit: US has more capacity than anybody, both offensively and defensively

President Obama at the recent G-20 Summit held in China declared that the US has “more capacity than anybody, both offensively and defensively.” Governments recognize the cyberspace as the fifth domain of warfare, in June the NATO alliance communicated during the Warsaw summit that it has officially declared cyberspace a warfare domain and confirmed that a cyber attack […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 30, 2015
High-profile defector warns of North Korea cyber capabilities

A High-profile defector warns of that North Korea’s cyber army has the capability to run cyber attacks that could cause loss of human lives. Digital life and real existence increasingly overlap, cyber weapons are proof of that a threat originating from cyberspace can cause real and tangible damage as the loss of human lives. The BBC published […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
We are not prepared for a cyber attack on Western energy infrastructure

The NSA veteran Chief General Keith Alexander fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure and warned that we are not prepared for that. Security experts are warning companies in the energy industry of possible cyber attacks and Western plants are more exposed to the cyber threats. Electric grids, oil refineries and power plants are the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 19, 2014
FBI is officially looking for malware development

The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) has issued a solicitation for malware development confirming the use of malicious code for investigation. The proliferation of malware in the cyber space is not a surprise, according recent reports the number of new malicious code instance is rapidly increasing. State-sponsored hackers and cyber criminals are principally responsible for […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2014
Possible evolution of the dispute between Russia and Ukraine

Intelligence Analysts analyzing signals from the cyberspace have tried to predict the evolution of the dispute between Ukraine and Russia. The correlation of the events in the reality with ongoing activities in the cyber space is an essential part of the OSINT analysis. Security experts at Recorded Future, a firm partly funded by the CIA venture capital […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2014
Is the Agent.btz malware the link between Snake and Red October?

The agent.btz malware may have served as starting point for malware Turla and the malicious code used in the Red October campaign. In the last weeks we have discussed about the Snake platform used in a large-scale cyber espionage campaign that targeted highly secured systems belonging to Governments and Military all over the world. Experts […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 08, 2014
SNAKE – The last cyber espionage campaign on a large scale

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence has disclosed a Russian cyber espionage campaign codenamed as SNAKE that targeted Governments and Military Networks. The British cyber specialist BAE Systems Applied Intelligence has disclosed a Russian cyber espionage campaign codenamed as SNAKE that remained undetected for a log time, at least for eight years. The malware can infiltrate Windows XP, Vista, 7 […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 03, 2014
Uroburos rootkit, is it part of Russian Cyber weapon programme?

Researchers at German G Data published an interesting analysis for Uroborun rootkit alleged to be a component of Russian cyber weapons programme. Uroburos is considered an advanced rootkit that is active since as far back as 2011, it is used to infect networks belonging to high-level targets, stealing data after setting up rogue P2P networks, it targets […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2014
Admiral Rogers chosen as new NSA director.The man of Information Warfare

The Obama Administration will assign the command of NSA to Michael S. Rogers, the US Government has chosen a military Expert on Information Warfare. The Obama Administration will assign the command of NSA to Michael S. Rogers, presently the U.S Navy’s Cyber Security Chief, will be the new Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and […]