Pierluigi Paganini September 29, 2021
Experts observed for the first time FinFisher infections involving usage of a UEFI bootkit

Experts spotted a new variant of the FinFisher surveillance spyware that is able to hijack and replace the Windows UEFI bootloader to infect Windows machines. Malware researchers at Kaspersky have spotted a new improvement of the infamous commercial FinSpy surveillance spyware (also known as Wingbird), it can now hijack and replace the Windows UEFI (Unified […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 14, 2020
German authorities raid the offices of the FinFisher surveillance firm

Earlier this month, German authorities have raided the offices of FinFisher, the German surveillance software firm, accused of providing its software to oppressive regimes. German authorities have raided the offices of FinFisher, the popular German surveillance firm as part of an investigation into the alleged sale of their software to oppressive regimes. The news was first reported […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2019
New FinFisher spyware used to spy on iOS and Android users in 20 countries

Malware researchers from Kaspersky have discovered new and improved versions of the infamous FinFisher spyware used to infect both Android and iOS devices. Experts at Kaspersky have discovered a new improved variant of the FinFisher spyware used to spy on both iOS and Android users in 20 countries. According to the experts, the new versions […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 21, 2017
ISPs in at least two countries were involved in delivering surveillance FinFisher Spyware

Security researchers at ESET have uncovered a surveillance campaign using a new variant of FinFisher spyware, also known as FinSpy. Finfisher infected victims in seven countries and experts believe that in two of them the major internet providers have been involved. “New surveillance campaigns utilizing FinFisher, infamous spyware known also as FinSpy and sold to governments and their […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 21, 2016
Is Phineas Fisher behind the AKP hack that allowed the disclosure of Erdogan Emails?

One of the most popular hacktivists, Phineas Fisher claimed responsibility for the hack of the Turkish Government that lead the disclosure of Erdogan Emails. A few hours ago I reported the news of the ban on Wikileaks decide by the Turkish Government in response to the publishing of the Erdogan Emails, now the popular Phineas Phisher […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2016
Phineas Fisher hacked a bank to support anti-capitalists in the Rojava region

Phineas Fisher, the notorious Hacking Team hacker, stole $10,000 from a bank and donated the equivalent in Bitcoin to Kurdish anticapitalists in Rojava. Phineas Fisher (@GammaGroupPR), revealed on Reddit that he breached a bank and turned the stolen money to a Kurdish anti-capitalists that operate in the Rojava autonomous region. The region in located in the north of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 28, 2016
German authorities approve the use of home-made Federal Trojan

The German Interior Ministry has approved the use of a federal Trojan developed by the German Federal Criminal Police. The German Interior Ministry has approved the use a spyware developed by the German Federal Criminal Police, aka the ‘federal Trojan’ or Bundestrojaner, for the investigative purpose. “Soon the state could re-enter the computer of suspicious […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 18, 2015
The number of Governments using the FinFisher Spyware is increased

A new research conducted by Citizen Lab revealed that the number of governments using the FinFisher surveillance software has increased. Researchers at Citizen Lab have been monitoring the use of surveillance tools like FinFisher over the past years reporting its use by totalitarian governments. The researchers tracked the physical locations of servers belonging to the control infrastructure used […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 07, 2015
Hacking Team asks customers to stop operations and don’t use its malware

Following the clamorous Hacking Team hack the company asked all its customers to shut down all the operations and don’t use its solutions in this phase. Hacking Team has been hacked and its social media account hijacked, the news is shocking the IT security industry because privacy advocated have always accused the company to sell […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 06, 2015
Surveillance firm Hacking Team hacked [Updated]

Hacking Team, the Italian surveillance firm that develops spyware and hacking software has been hacked by attackers that exfiltrated some 400Gbs of data. The Italian security firm Hacking Team has allegedly been hacked, unknown attackers have exfiltrated some 400Gbs of data. The company has often been at the center of heated debate because of surveillance […]