internet monitoring

Pierluigi Paganini June 01, 2018
Yes, Germany BND foreign intelligence service can spy on the world’s biggest internet exchange

This week, a federal court has ruled that Germany’s BND foreign intelligence service can monitor major internet hubs for strategic security interests. Recently, the operator of the world’s top Internet Hub sued the BND foreign intelligence service for the surveillance activity conducted by the spy agency. The operator wants to be sure that the agency is […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 19, 2015
Telegram messaging service tries to ban ISIS, but..

Telegram messaging service announced its actions against the abuses made by members of the ISIS, but it still allows communications in private groups. In the wake of recent Paris attacks the experts increased their investigation on the communication channels used by members of the ISIS organization. A few hours after the Paris attacks, investigators speculated […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 16, 2015
How does the ISIS control the Internet?

The ISIS, exactly as any other government, has adopted measures to control the access to the Internet in the territories occupied. In these hours we are discussing the tragic Paris attacks, we are trying to collect the greatest amount of information as possible about the organization of the ISIS. How does the ISIS conduct its propaganda? […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 21, 2014
100 million iCloud users spied by the Chinese Government

A report confirms that China is collecting private data of more that 100 million Apple iCloud users resident in the country with a man-in-the-middle attack. The Chinese Government has launched a new hacking campaign that is targeting Apple iCloud users in the country, the news was reported by the censorship watchdog is a blog post. […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 15, 2014
GCHQ JTRIG Tools and Techniques for propaganda and internet deception

Edward Snowden leaked a top-secret GCHQ document which details the operations and the techniques used by JTRIG unit for propaganda and internet deception. The JTRIG unit of the British GCHQ intelligence agency has designed a collection of applications that were used to manipulate for internet deception and surveillance, including the modification of the results of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2014
Unveiled network of surveillance based on RCS of Hacking Team

Citizen Lab published detailed information on the surveillance network based on RCS spyware designed by the Italian firm Hacking Team. The nonprofit research team Citizen Lab has discovered the presence of a spyware developed by the Italian Hacking Team in 21 countries. The news doesn’t surprise security community, despite Hacking Team firm always denies any involvement in cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 14, 2012
Surgical malware attack agains US via Iran

Sometimes warfare operation and cyber crime are really difficult to distinguish, especially when the cyber scenario is related to country that is facing with rising political tension such as Iran. I refuse to call cyber criminals, a group of expert hackers who made himself the protagonist of a complex story from different points of view. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2012
Monitoring or censorship? The big fear

Published on The Hacker News Magazine – March 2012 During the last years we have seen the tendency to use social media as a major vector for the exchange of information. The communication concept has been totally revolutionized as billions of people could be in contact with a few clicks thanks to the social network platforms. Imperative is to be social, no matter if […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2012
Censorship – Why Anonymous is interested to the Great Firewall of China?

  The Chinese government is famous for the high level of monitoring implemented on the internet and in the specific on all the new social media, that is the modern form of censorship, a model that several countries all over the world are taking for example.  Nothing is changed, the government plans to continue censoring […]