Pierluigi Paganini November 30, 2016
GCHQ presents CyberChef, an Open Source Data Analysis Tool

The GCHQ has released the code of a new open source web tool dubbed CyberChef, specifically designed for analyzing and decoding data. Open data are a privileged source for intelligence agencies, almost any government is largely investing in technology to analyze them. Recently the British intelligence Agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has launched a new […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2014
Possible evolution of the dispute between Russia and Ukraine

Intelligence Analysts analyzing signals from the cyberspace have tried to predict the evolution of the dispute between Ukraine and Russia. The correlation of the events in the reality with ongoing activities in the cyber space is an essential part of the OSINT analysis. Security experts at Recorded Future, a firm partly funded by the CIA venture capital […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2013
Business Intelligence – Intro to reconnaissance

Exploring the Business Intelligence module proposed by the online course of the Hacker Academy – Intro to reconnaissance phase for a penetration testing. One of the most important components of the reconnaissance process in pen testing activity is the business intelligence. Once chosen the target it is important to gather business information on it before […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 22, 2013
Facebook FBStalker tool uses Graph Search for powerful OSINT analysis

Experts Werrett and Lee demonstrated how to conduct a powerful analysis using FBStalker, a tool created to find a comprehensive amount of data on any Facebook user. Facebook, and more in general social networks, is a platform that if not properly managed could harm user’s privacy, the fact that also friends’ social behavior could have […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 31, 2013
PRISM repercussion on the Tor network accesses

The article proposes the analysis of the impact on the use of the Tor network after the events related to PRISM surveillance program disclosure. The use of Tor Network to preserve user’s anonymity and to avoid government surveillance, we discussed this topic several times explaining that through the analysis of Tor metrics data it was possible to […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 16, 2013
US Air Force notice on military use of social media

US Air Force published a notice that includes a paragraph on the use of  social media platforms for computer network exploitation. In the recent months I had the opportunity to conduct an interesting study on the use of Social Media in the Military Sector, large diffusion of media platforms makes them very attractive for governments […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 10, 2013
NSA published a book on Intelligence through Google for its cyber spies

Google is a mine of information that could be used for various purposes, for this reason National Security Agency realized a book to help its spies uncover intelligence hiding on the web. Few days ago I published an interested article inspired by security expert Dancho Danchev and focused on the use of Google Dorks based tool […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 14, 2012
The Facebook engagement in the fight against botnets with FBI

Social networks are platforms that have monopolized majority of user’s internet experience, the imperative is to “social”, and everybody share an incredible amount of personal information exposing its digital identity to serious risks. An element of attraction for cyber criminals is the huge number of services, from gaming to payments, that are developing on these […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 12, 2012
OSINT research to discovery lucrative business of monitoring systems

The dramatic events of recent months have occurred in Syria should lead us all in deep thought. What value do we place on human life? Are we really willing to sacrifice the life of a child for money? International opinion has been found before the massacres of innocent civilians by the Assad regime, but little […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 24, 2012
Cyber arms race, too many shadows on the future

The Mehr News Agency has published a declaration of brigadier general Gholamreza Jalali collected during an official conference that demonstrate the high interest in warfare of Iran. “The US is downsizing its army for bigger cyber defense infrastructure. So countries like Iran also have to set up and upgrade their cyber defense headquarters and even [build] […]