Pierluigi Paganini December 03, 2015
China arrested hackers suspected of OPM hack

The Chinese Government says it has arrested the hackers responsible for breaching the Office of Personnel Management database (OPM). The Chinese government has arrested hackers accused of breaking into the Office of Personnel Management databases, According to The Washington Post, the Chinese government has arrested the hacking crew that breached the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). “The Chinese […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 24, 2015
OPM stolen data includes 5.6 Million Fingerprints

According to the a statement by OPM Press Secretary Sam Schumach on Background Investigations Incident OPM breach included 5.6 Million Fingerprints. The press secretary of the Office of Personnel Management, Sam Schumach, announced that the data breach suffered by the OPM exposed approximately 5.6 million sets of fingerprints belonging to federal employees, contractors, and other members of the staff. In […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2015
After the OPM Hack, the United States will strike back China

The US will strike back China in response to the recent wave of cyber attacks against Government offices, including the Office of Personnel Management. Recently, the New York Times published an article saying that the president of the United States, Barack Obama took the decision to retaliate against China, after the famous hack of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 10, 2015
OPM hack results in 21.5 million people being exposed to an unknown party

After revelations in June about the hack to the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), now it’s time to clarify and explain the extent of the data breach. After the disclosure in June about the hack to the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), now was time to clarify and explain the extent of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 29, 2015
Experts found Government Credentials on the Open Web too easily

Recorded Future discovered that credentials stolen in a number of breaches and belonging to government agencies are available online on several paste sites. According to analysts at Recorded Future, the credentials stolen in several data breached related to 100 US government domains are available online on a number of paste sites and on other websites. […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2015
OPM hack: White House orders the adoption of best practices

Following the recent OPM data breach the White House requested IT administrators to implement and adopt basic security measures. A few days ago news media agencies reported the data breach at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), according to the US Government the hack is one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data. Data […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 01, 2015
Why hackers target background investigation databases

Foreign hackers are targeting background investigation databases to blackmail US government personnel or to try to bribe them. It is not a mystery that Chinese hackers continuously target US companies and government offices, the attackers usually backed by the Government of Bejing mainly run cyber espionage campaigns to steal intellectual property and any kind of information related to person […]