Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2023
Hacktivists hacked an Irish water utility and interrupted the water supply

Threat actors launched a cyberattack on an Irish water utility causing the interruption of the power supply for two days. Threat actors hacked a small water utility in Ireland and interrupted the water supply for two days. The victim of the attack is a private group water utility in the Erris area, the incident impacted […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 22, 2023
SiegedSec hacktivist group hacked Idaho National Laboratory (INL)

The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) disclosed a data breach after the SiegedSec hacktivist group leaked stolen human resources data. SiegedSec hacktivists group claimed responsibility for the hack of The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and leaked stolen human resources data. SiegedSec is a threat actor that last year carried out multiple attacks against U.S. organizations, especially […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 27, 2022
Mandiant identifies 3 hacktivist groups working in support of Russia

Researchers are tracking multiple self-proclaimed hacktivist groups working in support of Russia, and identified 3 groups linked to the GRU. Mandiant researchers are tracking multiple self-proclaimed hacktivist groups working in support of Russia, and identified 3 groups linked to the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU). The experts assess with moderate confidence that moderators of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 13, 2022
Pro-Palestinian group GhostSec hacked Berghof PLCs in Israel

The hacktivist collective GhostSec claimed to have compromised 55 Berghof PLCs used by Israeli organizations. Pro-Palestinian Hacking Group GhostSec claimed to have compromised 55 Berghof programmable logic controllers (PLCs) used by Israeli organizations as part of a Free Palestine campaign. On September, 4th, 2022, GhostSec announced on social media and its Telegram channel that it has compromised […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 08, 2015
Anonymous collective hit Israel as part of opIsrael 2015

Anonymous hit numerous Israeli websites as promised in a video message posted a few days ago, which was threatening Israel with “the electronic holocaust.” As promised hackers belonging to the Anonymous collective have hit Israeli websites. Last week Anonymous hacktivists published a video online threatening Israel with “the electronic holocaust.” The voice in the video […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 31, 2015
Anonymous collective threatens Israel with electronic-holocaust

Anonymous has posted a video message threatening Israel with “the electronic holocaust” which would “erase it from cyberspace” on next April 7. Once again the group of  hacktivits Anonymous has threatened Israel with “the electronic holocaust” which would “erase it from cyberspace.” The massive cyber attack announced by Anonymous is planned on April 7 for “crimes in the Palestinian territories.” […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 29, 2014
Are AnonGhostTeam hacktivists using malware to infect end users?

Experts at Zscaler security firm discovered several websites defaced by AnonGhostTeam hacktivists leading to Dokta Chef Exploit Kit and CVE-2014-6332 Many security experts tend to ridicule the threat of hacktivist groups, in many professionals consider the groups that express political dissent through cyber attacks as a harmless threat. Now cyber experts are warning of a new hacktivist campaign managed […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 01, 2014
OpSaveGaza , Anonymous paralized Mossad website with a DDoS

Members of the group of hacktivists Anonymous have coordinated a major Distributed Denial of Service attack early this morning as part of the #OpSaveGaza. Anonymous, the popular collective of hacktivists, has taken down the official website of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad as announced through a tweet from one of its numerous accounts. Obviously the collective […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 30, 2014
OpNO2ISIS Anonymous will attack states supporting ISIS group

Anonymous has announced the campaign dubbed Operation NO2ISIS against some states it accuses of supporting the Islamic terror group ISIS. The group of hacktivists Anonymous has announced a new campaign dubbed Operation NO2ISIS against some nations it accuses of funding or arming the radical Islamic terror group ISIS. In particular Anonymous will target three states suspected of […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 23, 2014
Impact of Windows XP End of life on Critical Infrastructure

Which is the impact of the Windows XP End of Life on the critical infrastructure? Which are the risks and the mitigation strategies that could be adopted? This week I had the pleasure and the honor to participate as a speaker for a seminar at Rome Security Summit 2014, the theme of the event was “Impact […]