cyber weapons

Pierluigi Paganini August 27, 2013
Information Warfare, Russia, New Zeland…it is arms race

Information warfare, under this term governments are working to improve their cyber capabilities, last in order of time are Russia and the New Zeland. Information warfare, cyber warfare, are all terms that are becoming familiar for population all over the world. Every government is aware of the risks connected to the exposure to a cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 09, 2013
China vs US mutual accusations, the cyber cold war is begun

China and US governments continue to exchange accusations about the continuing incursions into the respective national networks. China and US governments continue to exchange accusations about the continuing incursions into the respective national networks, the cyber attacks are mainly motivated by sabotage and cyber espionage purposes and are increasing exponentially. US government and intelligence agencies […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 18, 2012
Saudi Aramco, war of information on the cyber attack

Last summer a series of cyber attacks hit energy sector, one of the world’s largest oil companies the Saudi Aramco was attacked by a group named the Cutting Sword of Justice. Hackers used the Shamoon malware to attack the systems of the company, fortunately, production environment wasn’t impacted. The malware is able to wipe files from […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 04, 2012
New weapons for cyber warfare. The CHAMP project

Cyber warfare scenario is rapidly changing, governments all around the world are investing to increase their cyber capabilities and designing new tools to adopt in cyberspace to face with opponents in what is considered the fifth domain of warfare. The warfare scenario is deeply changed, new actors fight in the cyberspace an asymmetric war with […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 12, 2012
Nation state sponsored attacks: the offensive of Governments in cyberspace

Article published on The Malta Indipendent on October 11th 2012 Pierluigi Paganini, David Pace, Publishers of mainstream ICT news are ablaze with articles on the evolution of the “Flame” malware targeting the Middle East region for cyber espionage purposes, and new menaces such as Gauss or Shamoon.  No longer the province of deviant black-hat hackers or […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 14, 2012
Secretary of Defense Panetta on U.S. cyber capabilities

Without doubts the man that has attracted the media attention in the cyber warfare scenario is Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, in my opinion one of the officers most farsighted and prepared on the politicians. Panetta has alerted US government on the high risks of cyber attacks against U.S. critical infrastructures and network, the opponents are […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 28, 2012
Are they Islamic hacktivists? In the meantime Netanyahu draws a red line

Last Wednesday the web site of U.S. Bank has been hit by a DDoS attack, that caused its block, launched by a group of Islamic hacktivists who have claimed responsibility for event. The web site remained down for an hour, starting at around 3:30 Pacific, due the impossibility to serve the huge quantity of requests. […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2012
U.S. admit cyber attacks.Who will decide in future conflict,humans or machines?

The U.S. are one of the most advanced country under cyber warfare perspective, we have read a lot on its capabilities and its offensive power, to remark some sample we can remind the plan-X project and the development of the cyber weapon Stuxnet. We all imagine that the U.S. are still really active in the […]

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 08, 2012
ICS-CERT report, a worrying increase of cyber attacks

It’s been long debated the need to protect critical infrastructures from cyber attacks, cyber threats could hit foreign countries causing loss of human lives identically to a conventional attack. Don’t forget that similar attacks con be organized by state-sponsored hackers or cyber criminals with the different purposes, target destroying or cyber espionage. Emergency Response Teams […]