Pierluigi Paganini December 19, 2023
The ransomware attack on Westpole is disrupting digital services for Italian public administration

An alleged Lockbit 3.0 ransomware attack on the Italian cloud service provider Westpole disrupted multiple services of local and government organizations and municipalities. A cyber attack hit on December 8, 2023 the Italian cloud service provider Westpole, which is specialized in digital services for public administration. The incident impacted a Westpole’s customer company named PA […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 10, 2023
BMW exposes data of clients in Italy, experts warn

Cybernews researchers discovered that BMW exposed sensitive files that were generated by a framework that BMW Italy relies on. Original post at: Hackers have been enjoying their fair share of the spotlight by breaching car manufacturers’ defenses. The latest Cybernews discovery showcases that popular car brands sometimes leave their doors open, as if inviting […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 14, 2022
Pro-Russian hacktivists target Italy government websites

Pro-Russian hacker group Killnet targeted the websites of several Italian institutions, including the senate and the National Institute of Health. A group of Pro-Russian hackers known as “Killnet” launched an attack against multiple websites of several Italian institutions, including the senate, the National Institute of Health, and the Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI), the national drivers’ […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2019
Negative opinion of Italy security committee Copasir on Huawei, ZTE 5G solutions

Italian parliamentary security committee Copasir said that Italy should consider preventing Huawei and ZTE from taking part in the development of 5G networks. The Italian parliamentary security committee Copasir (Parliamentary Committee for the Security of the Republic) said that the Government should consider preventing Chinese telecoms companies Huawei and ZTE from participating in the development […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 28, 2018
CSE Malware ZLab – Malware Analysis Report: A new variant of Mobef Ransomware

Malware researchers at CSE Cybsec – ZLab have analyzed a new variant of Mobef ransomware, a malware that in the past mainly targeted Italian users. Malware researchers at CSE Cybsec – ZLab have analyzed a new variant of Mobef ransomware, that was involved in past attacks against Italian users. I personally obtained the sample by […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 16, 2018
Powerful Skygofree spyware was reported in November by Lukas Stefanko and first analyzed by CSE CybSec

The Skygofree spyware analyzed by Kaspersky today was first spotted by the researcher Lukas Stefanko and the first analysis was published last year by the CSE Cybsec ZLab. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have made the headlines because they have spotted a new strain of a powerful Android spyware, dubbed Skygofree, that was used to gain full control […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 04, 2017
Exclusive, CSE CybSec ZLAB Malware Analysis Report: The Italian Job – Android malware masqueraded as Fake Tre Updater

The CSE CybSec Z-Lab Malware Lab analyzed a new strain of malware apparently developed to target the customers of the Italian telco operator “Tre”. The malware researchers from ZLab analyzed a new strain of Android malware that appears as a fake 3MobileUpdater. The malware looks like a legitimate app used to retrieve the mobile system update, but it […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 01, 2016
A close look at the Italian Cybersecurity National Framework

The Italian model with regard to issues of cyber security and intelligence is in the process of evolution through a NATIONAL FRAMEWORK. The economic and technological systems of Western countries are highly dependent on CyberSpace, they require more and more accurate risk analysis and management of threats relate to a significant increase in cyber attacks […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 29, 2016
Germany limits BND powers after the disclosure of its support to the NSA

The government of Berlin approved new measures to rein in the activities of BND agency after its scandalous support to NSA surveillance activity. In April 2016, the German government replaced the head of the external intelligence service after a barrage of criticism over the support offered by the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) to the NSA in spying […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2016
Wikileaks – NSA tapped world leaders for US geopolitical Interests

The NSA tapped world leaders for US Geopolitical Interests, including a conversation between Netanyahu-Berlusconi over the U.S.-Israel Relations. A couple of days ago the non-profit journalistic organisation WikiLeaks published a collection of highly classified documents that reveals the NSA targeted world leaders for US Geopolitical Interests. Some of the intercepts are classified TOP-SECRET COMINT-GAMMA, these are most […]