gaming platforms

Pierluigi Paganini December 28, 2014
Lizard Squad reveals itself. What to learn from the attack?

Sky News has interviewed one of the members of Lizard Squad that explained the motivation of the recent cyber attacks. What to learn from the attack? The Lizard Squad team is the hacking collective that ridiculed the IT giants Microsoft and Sony in the Christmas day, the popular hackers have brought down the Play Station […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2013
Gaming platforms under attack – Nintendo and Ubisoft hacks

The number of attacks against gaming platforms is constantly increasing, the recent data breach occurred to Nintendo and Ubisoft are just the tip of the iceberg. Gaming platforms are considerable privileged targets for cybercriminals but also for state-sponsored hackers. The first group of attackers is mainly attracted by possibility to steal sensitive information, in many […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 18, 2013
ReVuln – gaming platforms as vector of cyber attack

The excellent researchers at ReVuln, Luigi Auriemma and Donato Ferrante, presented at Black Hat Europe 2013 in Amsterdam a way to convert local bugs and features in remotely exploitable security vulnerabilities by using the popular EA Origin 3 platform as an attack vector against remote systems. EA Origin is one of the biggest gaming related digital […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 23, 2012
UK recruits “Xbox generation” youngsters for cyber war games

The future is now, I’ve often spoken about the enormous potentiality of gaming platforms and of the capabilities of young players, months ago I introduced a US project to develop an application to spy on gaming console all over the world gathering precious information on their owners. The control of a gaming console could be […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 08, 2012
FBI,content monitoring,backdoors & Going Dark…shake well before use

Social Networks represent a rich mine of information of great interest for researchers, cybercriminals and government agencies. Analyzing the networks is possible to track detailed profile of any users, his relationships and his habits, the possibility to exercise the control of social networks is an actual form of power, the power of knowledge. We have […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 10, 2012
Governments and gaming platforms, it’s time for warfare

The US government is financing several activities to investigate and hack into the technology spread in every device that ordinary surround us. This is the next step of the warfare, spy and attacks foreign enemy simply accessing to the devices that are presents in their offices, in their houses and in their cars. Every device […]