nation-state actors

Pierluigi Paganini July 18, 2023
JumpCloud revealed it was hit by a sophisticated attack by a nation-state actor

Software firm JumpCloud announced it was the victim of a sophisticated cyber attack carried out by a nation-state actor. JumpCloud is a cloud-based directory service platform designed to manage user identities, devices, and applications in a seamless and secure manner. It allows IT administrators to centralize and simplify their identity and access management tasks across […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 14, 2017
Senators want more info on Trump’s personal phone and its defense

Two US senators want detailed info on Trump’s personal phone and the way the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will protect it. Recently security experts warned of the risk of cyber attacks on Trump’s personal phone that may be open to hackers.The news of Trump’s use of an Android smartphone was first reported by The New York […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 26, 2016
A nation-state actor is testing methods for a massive takedown of the Internet

According to the popular cyber security experts an unknown nation state actor may be running tests for taking down the entire internet infrastructure. What happens if someone shuts down the Internet? Is it possible? Our society heavily depends on technology and the Internet is the privileged vector of the information today. Blocking the Internet could […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 19, 2016 warns state-sponsored attacks against the Bitcoin Core

The organization that controls the development of the Bitcoin software warns users that nation-state actors may hit the upcoming Bitcoin Core release. The organization that controls the development of the Bitcoin system,, has warned of possible cyber attacks coordinated by nation-state attackers. Bitcoin Core is the open source client for Bitcoin, the version Bitcoin Core […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 12, 2016
Information warfare – The Rise of the Cyber Offense

Information warfare – The development of cyber capabilities is strategic for any governments, computer systems and Internet of Things even more at risk. By the mid-1990’s the US intelligence agencies, especially the NSA, were beginning to wake up to a grim reality – the world was quickly becoming connected and the tools to connect that […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 27, 2016
Nuclear Threat Initiative says nations not prepared to repel cyber attacks on nuclear facilities

According a report from the Nuclear Threat Initiative, numerous nations are not prepared’ to handle the cyber attacks focusing on their nuclear facilities. Numerous nations are not “prepared” to handle the cyberattacks focusing on their facilities linked to nuclear programs, as per a recent report from the NTI (Nuclear Threat Initiative). The Nuclear Threat Initiative is a […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 02, 2016
Modern railroad systems vulnerable to cyber attacks

A team of researchers has evaluated the level of cyber security implemented in modern railroad systems and discovered several vulnerabilities. A team of experts composed of Sergey Gordeychik, Alexander Timorin and Gleb Gritsai of SCADA StrangeLove, recently disclosed their findings at the 32nd Chaos Communication Congress (32C3) in Germany. Railroads belong to the critical infrastructure of a […]