Operation Aurora

Pierluigi Paganini May 17, 2014
Elderwood Platform is still providing Zero-Day exploits

Experts at Symantec have discovered that behind the Elderwood Platform there is a still active group which is providing Zero-Day exploit used recently. Do you remember the Elderwood  project? It was September 2012 when Symantec security firm published an analysis that demonstrate the link between a series of cyber attacks against more than 30 companies and the cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2013
Adobe 0-days exploited for IEEE aerospace spearphishing attacks

Last week Adobe released a patch for Adobe Flash that fixed a zero day vulnerability, CVE-2013-0633, that is being exploited using Microsoft Office files with embedded flash content delivered via email. The vulnerability is not isolated, it is circulating the news of a new one coded CVE-2013-0634 being exploited trough web browsers such as Firefox and Safari […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 14, 2012
Cyber espionage attack against Israel is not an isolated event

Once again Middle East area is the scene of a series of cyber attacks, several malware attacks have hit over the last year Israeli and Palestinian systems apparently having a common origin. A group of experts from Norwegian antivirus and security firm Norman ASA  have discovered a new cyber espionage campaign against the countries that used various […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 09, 2012
Elderwood project, who is behind Op. Aurora and ongoing attacks?

Today I desire to discuss on the real effect of a cyber attack, we have recently introduced the direct and indirect effects of the several cyber espionage campaigns discovered such as Flame and Gauss, but we never approached the problem in future projection examining the possible impacts of an incident many years after it. Symantec […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 09, 2012
Google Online Security against state-sponsored attacks

According to a post of Eric Grosse, VP of security engineering at Google, on Google Online Security blog the company is constantly monitoring the web for malicious activity on its systems, with particular attention to attacks made by third parties to illegally access into users’ accounts. Google declared that is ready to adopt measurements to mitigate […]