Pierluigi Paganini September 27, 2012
Cyber espionage on energy sector,Chinese hackers are not the only

Since last month a new campaign of cyber attacks have hit the Energy sector, all is started with the incidents to Saudi Aramco and RasGas companies, in both cases a malware infected internal networks without impacting on the production systems. Due the nature of the targets, the mode of attack and the specific malware behavior […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 24, 2012
Iran,increasing tension with Western countries under cyber perspective

The tensions between Iran and Western countries are always in the principal news, the fear for an imminent Israel attack raises many questions regarding the real level of military preparedness of the regime. Many experts have tried to analyzed a possible scenario of the attack, in which the cyber component could assume a strategic importance. […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 16, 2012
How Israel will attack Iran? Is it reality or imagination?

We have long discussed the possibility of an Israeli attack against Iran, security experts have long sought leave signs that presage an imminent attack trying to figure out how I can take it. We all know about the potential of Israeli military, a war machine that could scare the big of the planet and that […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 18, 2012
Mahdi campaign, ongoing cyber-espionage in the Middle East

Again another great investigation of the excellent team of Kaspersky lab and its partner Seculert firm has discovered an ongoing campaign to conduct a large scale infiltration of computer systems in the Middle East area. The campaign has targeted individuals across several states of the area such as Iran, Afghanistan and also Israel. The operation […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 25, 2012
The ‘cyber war’ era began long ago

Article published on The Malta Indipendent by Ron Kelson, Pierluigi Paganini, Benjamin Gittins, David Pace  US military strategist John Boyd states: “War comprises acts of physical, biological, psychological, social, cultural and other destruction at all levels, for example, intrapsychic, interpersonal, intergroup, interorganisational, and international.” Cyber warfare is combat in cyberspace and includes computers, the Internet and the […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 24, 2012
Cyber war, the strategic importance of the defense

I was reading an interesting article on the cyber wars I was attracted by the comparison of Stuxnet to the first nuclear bomb detonated at a site nicknamed Trinity in the barren Jornada del Muerto desert of New Mexico on  July 16, 1945. Although the comparison must be done with the proper proportions, it summarizes […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 06, 2012
Israel between cyber war and cyber warfare business

It’s not a secret, Israel military is one of the most advanced and active cyber army that is using cyber-warfare to attack its enemy in the cyber space. For years Israel conducts cyber espionage and cyber offensive operations that allow the state to operate undisturbed, away from media pressure always attentive to the controversial international policy […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 03, 2012
‘Olyimpic Games’ and boomerang effect, it isn’t sport but cyber war

For years, we discuss the authorship of what is considered one of the most offensive cyber weapon of history, Stuxnet, a thousand voices were compared on the difficult question alternating assertions and denials. Always the principal international experts have suggested the U.S. as the authors of the cyber threat, but the main U.S. authorities have […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 31, 2012
Israel and Iran, expense, capabilities and cyber strategies

In recent days the discovery of Flame malware  has captured the attention of the media, the internet is monopolized by related news, many experts have identified Israel as the author of the technological miracle, a perfect tool for cyber espionage that could suddenly mutate in an offensive cyber threat. It’s clear that Iran share same conviction, the government of Teheran beliefs that behind the last wave of attacks there are the Western enemies and Israel, of […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 30, 2012
Fear Iran and escalation of cyber attacks

Last week I reported the virus attack to the Iranian oil industry, a cyber attack that seems has caused few damages but that raised again the theme of cyber warfare. Oil industry is the primary economic business of Iranian Government and an attack to the sector appears to the experts as a cyber war acts. […]