Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2023
Pakistan hit by nationwide power outage, is it the result of a cyber attack?

Pakistan suffered a nationwide blackout, local authorities are investigating the cause and suspect it was the result of a cyberattack. On Monday, a nationwide blackout in Pakistan left millions of people in the darkness, and the authorities are investigating if it was caused by a cyberattack. The power outage impacted all the major cities in […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 21, 2020
Exclusive: Pakistan and India to armaments: Operation Transparent Tribe is back 4 years later

Exclusive: Pakistan and India to armaments. Researchers from Cybaze-Yoroi ZLab gathered intelligence on the return of Operation Transparent Tribe is back 4 years later Introduction The Operation Transparent Tribe was first spotted by Proofpoint Researchers in Feb 2016, in a series of espionages operations against Indian diplomats and military personnel in some embassies in Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan. […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 18, 2019
Hackers used Scanbox framework to hack Pakistani Govt’s passport application tracking site

Experts uncovered a watering hole attack against the Pakistani Govt’s passport application tracking site, hackers used the Scanbox Framework to steal visitors’ data. Security experts at Trustwave have shared their findings of a recent data breach suffered by a Pakistani government website. The attackers used the Scanbox Framework, the intrusion is similar to another attack […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 17, 2018
New set of Pakistani banks’ card dumps goes on sale on the dark web

According to the head of the Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) cybercrime wing.almost all Pakistani banks were affected by a recent security breach. Group-IB experts discovered another large set of compromised payment cards details that was put on sale on Joker’s Stash, one of the most popular underground hubs of stolen card data, on Nov. 13. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 13, 2018
Operation Shaheen – Pakistan Air Force members targeted by nation-state attackers

Security firm Cylance has uncovered a sophisticated state-sponsored campaign, tracked as Operation Shaheen, against the Pakistan Air Force. According to the experts the campaign was carried out by a nation-state actor tracked as the White Company with access to zero-day exploits and exploit developers. “The preliminary findings detail one of the group’s recent campaigns, a year-long espionage effort […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 03, 2016
A Chinese gang in Pakistan specializes in ATM Skimmer attacks

The Federal Investigation Agency in Pakistan is investigating a Chinese organization that is specialized in attacking ATM machines by using skimmer devices. A few days ago I reported the story of the security expert Benjamin Tedesco that has spotted an ATM skimmer during his vacation in Vienna. The ATM skimmer was quite impossible to detect to common people and […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 06, 2016
Operation Transparent Tribe targets Indian diplomats and military

ProofPoint uncovered a new cyber espionage campaign dubbed Operation Transparent Tribe targeting Indian diplomatic and military entities. A new cyber espionage campaign dubbed Operation Transparent Tribe is targeting diplomats and military personnel in India. The researchers at Proofpoint who have uncovered the hacking campaign confirmed that threat actors used a number of hacking techniques to hit the […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 21, 2014
Operation Arachnophobia, targeted attacks from Pakistan

Operation Arachnophobia is a cyber espionage campaign originated in Pakistan descovered by experts from FireEye and ThreatConnect. Researchers from FireEye and ThreatConnect recently conducted a joint investigation on a series of targeted attacks that could be linked to the Pakistan. As explained by the experts the hacking campaign uncovered by experts is the demonstration that hackers […]