DDoS

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2012
Anonymous Reloaded. Yesterday, today, tomorrow

The word “Anonymous ” evokes the myth of the hacker in today’s society that defends freedom of expression and agrees with sensational cyber operations in the fight against censorship and government and industrial questionable policies. If Anonymous is perceived by future generations as an attractive ideology to follow, industry and government view with concern the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 29, 2012
Google used as cyber weapon. New attack method found

True, sometimes the big discoveries are the daughters of the case. That’s what happened to Panos Ipeirotis, a researcher of the New York University, he has discovered a new technique of attack on his Amazon web service using Google Spreadsheets. The methods of attack is a DDoS type and the researcher has named it as Denial of […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 25, 2012
Russian cybercrime, not only a localized threat

Several times I wrote on cybercrime trying to analyze a phenomenon that grows with an impressive rhythm. The trend is uniform all over the word, cybercrime business is increasing its profits despite the economic crisis. The impact of cybercrime is transversal, industry, private businesses and governments, are all players that suffers the incoming cyber threats. […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 23, 2012
Analysis of cybercrime and its impact on private and military sectors

The article is published on the last edition of PenTest AUDITING & STANDARDS 03 2012.  Several reports published in the last months demonstrate that Cybercrime has double digit growth, being today among the four biggest crime threat all over the world, within asset theft crimes, frauds and corruption. The trend is the same all over the word, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2012
DDoS, detailed analysis of the phenomenon

Last year we have observer an impressive grow of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks mainly related to operation arranged by group of hacktivists such as Anonymous. During a DDoS attacks multitude of compromised systems attack a single target causing denial of service for users of the targeted system. I desire to analyze with you the interesting results […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 15, 2012
Anonymous,from OpTrialAtHome to the streets,is time for changing

Another Saturday, another round, as announced today the group Anonymous has targeted government sites to protest against British government policy. Nothing new over last week, same goals, same mode of attack, the same result. On internet bounced messages of joy for having staged the second act of the operation called by the group #OpTrialAtHome.   Let’s start making some reflections on the real utility of these […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 09, 2012
China, cyber warfare and challenges for the future

When discuss on cyber warfare we cannot regardless of the role played by nations such as China, U.S. and Russia. In particular, the Beijing government has distinguished itself in recent years for two key aspects: the aggressive strategy cyber conduct towards foreign countries the country’s willingness to become independent from the technological The second aspect is […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 08, 2012
Anonymous attacks the UK government.OpTrialAtHome, Tango Down

As announced during last days Anonymous has launched a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) against several UK government websites. A massive recruiting campaign is started on social media, a call to arm to protest the extradition of U.K. citizens to the United States. The Operation named “Operation Trial At Home,” fight the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) that could […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 05, 2012
Anonymous, its strategy against censorship and the diversionary theory

Groups of hacktivist like Anonymous are the actual news of the global technology landscape, a new force with which and against which confront. As repeatedly stressed I consider the moment of confrontation with the group a moment of growth for the IT professional in many ways, on all: having to deal with the cyber threat that […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 22, 2012
Verizon Report, the wind of hacktivism pushes cybercrime

Just yesterday I completed a lengthy article regarding several aspects of cybercrime and their impact on private and military sectors. In a section of the article describing among other factors the impact of the phenomenon hacktivism far from negligible.  According the study “Data Breach Investigations Report” published by Verizon hacktivists stole almost twice as many records of […]