Pierluigi Paganini March 31, 2017
Pro-ISIS Amaq News Site Hacked and exploited to distribute Malware

The Islamic State-affiliated Amaq news agency has been hacked and used to spread a malicious a FlashPlayer file. Who is behind the attack? The Islamic State-affiliated Amaq news agency has been hacked and used to spread a malware. The website is considered as the official news site of the Islamic State, it was used for propaganda and […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 24, 2016
Ardit Ferizi, the hacker who helped ISIS to share a Kill List of US Military Personnel has been sentenced to 20 years in prison

The hacker Ardit Ferizi, aka Th3Dir3ctorY, who helped ISIS to share a Kill List of US Military Personnel has been sentenced to 20 years in a US prison Months ago, I reported you the story of Ardit Ferizi, aka Th3Dir3ctorY, who is the hacker that supported the ISIS organization by handing over data for 1,351 US […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 21, 2016
Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts belonging to the ISIS in 6 months

Twitter announced it has shut down 360,000 terrorist-related accounts since last year, Daesh traffic on its platform has plummeted by 45 percent in 2 years. Social media platforms are privileged instruments for the ISIS propaganda, members of the terror organization make a large use of social media like Twitter to share images and news about […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 08, 2016
How terrorists abuse online services for propaganda?

Researchers at TrendMicro have analyzed online activities of terrorists identifying the techniques and tools used for their propaganda. Using vulnerabilities in software, websites, and web applications as attack vectors, hosting malicious components in cloud services. Other than this if there’s any service getting launched in the future, there will be always chances of abuse. Experts […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 05, 2016
Isis hackers claim to have infiltrated the UK Ministry of Defence

Pro-ISIS hackers belonging to the Islamic State Hacking Division group brag they have planted a mole at the heart of British Intelligence. Last week pro-ISIS hacker group who is calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division has published a “Kill list” of dozens of American military personnel purportedly involved in drone strikes against the IS in […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 30, 2016
Analyzing Cyber Capabilities of the ISIS

The data intelligence firm Flashpoint has published an interesting report that explore the cyber capabilities of the ISIS radical group. In the last days of April, Flashpoint a global leader in Deep and Dark Web data and intelligence published a report that is dedicated to the analysis of cyber capabilities of the ISIS with the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2016
US Intelligence confirms the ISIS used chemical weapons

According to Fox News, the Director of National Intelligence confirmed to the Senate that the Islamic State has used chemical weapons. In December, a European Parliament report warned that the ISIS organization has already smuggled CBRN material into the EU, the risk of WMD attacks is real. The intelligence experts speculate the IS has recruited experts with chemistry, physics […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 30, 2016
ISIS – The first man charged of cyber terrorism has been extradited to the US

Malaysia extradited a hacker charged by DoJ with stealing the personal data of US members and passing it to the ISIS. A former computer science student accused of supporting the ISIL terrorist group has arrived in the US to face charges. The former computer science student Ardit Ferizi is charged with hacking crimes and providing support to […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 08, 2015
Cyber Caliphate Hacks 54k Twitter accounts, including ones of CIA and FBI officials

The ISIS group known as the Cyber Caliphate hacked 54,000 Twitter accounts and leaked online data of heads of the CIA and FBI. We have discussed several times about the cyber capabilities of the ISIS sympathizers, recently Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer for F-Secure, said he worries about cyber extremists that could penetrate critical infrastructure and cause […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 01, 2015
Allegations of ISIS involvement in Flight 7K9268 crash not reliable

The ISIS claims to have downed the Flight 7K9268 and it has released a terrific video purporting to show the final instants of aircraft. While the experts are investigating into the causes of the Russian Flight 7K9268 crash over the Sinai Peninsula, civil aviation experts exclude that the plane was downed by ISIS militants. According to security […]