Pierluigi Paganini June 23, 2016
What’s really behind China’s drop in attacks against the US?

According to the experts from FireEye attacks from China against the US started declining in mid-2014 and has continued to decrease, why? Earlier this week, FireEye released a report showing a significant decline in cyber-attacks originating from China.  According to the report, the attacks started declining in mid-2014 and has continued.  According to FireEye, the […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 25, 2015
Naikon APT Group backed by the Chinese PLA Unit 78020

According to a new report the popular Naikon APT group is actually backed by China’s PLA Unit 78020, a firm traced it through online activity. Ge Xing, also known as “GreenSky27,” is the name of an alleged member of the People’s Liberation Army unit 78020, a group of Chinese state-sponsored hackers. The man was identified […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 20, 2015
China and its cyber capabilities, are you really surprised?

China has admitted the existence in its military organization of special information warfare units, I contacted one of the greatest experts for a comment. Bill Hagestad (Red-DragonRising  @RedDragon1949) is a consultant, speaker and expert on Chinese cyber warfare. He is author of 21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare and Chinese Information Warfare Doctrine Development 1994 – 2014  among […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 20, 2015
China admitted the existence of Information warfare units

For the first time China has publicly admitted the existence in its military organization of special information warfare units.  Since quite some time that security experts sustain that China has one of the most advanced cyber army that is responsible for carried some of the highest profile cyber-attacks, but the Government of Beijing China always […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2015
Snowden reveals that China stole plans for a new F-35 aircraft fighter

Snowden’s documents reveal China stole designs for the US-built F-35 Fighter jet, and provides details also a counter-intelligence operation run by the NSA. The documents leaked by Edward Snowden are a precious source of information, the last collection of confidential files have uncovered revealed a new large-scale industrial espionage campaign conducted by the Chinese Government. State-sponsored hackers have […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2014
Cyber-war or cyber-peace?

Equilibria in cyberspace are evidently unstable and many experts believe that we are in the midst of a cyber-war … there is the urgency of a regulation. Some month’s ago, news have further stirred the already troubled waters of cyberspace: five Chinese PLA officers (People’s Liberation Army) have been indicted from the U.S. Justice Department. […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2014
China considers cybersecurity a primary need

China calls for stronger cybersecurity to respond the aggressive cyber-war conducted against its systems by Western countries. It’s not a mystery, China is within those countries that most of all are investing to improve cyber capabilities and strengthen its leadership in the cyber space. According to state media broadcasters Chinese Government will continue to invest to […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 11, 2014
Chinese hackers violated systems at the Office of Personnel Management

The New York Times revealed that in March Chinese hackers hacked systems at Office of Personnel Management stealing files of thousands of  Federal employees According to the New York Times, senior American officials revealed that a group of Chinese hackers violated the computer networks of the United States government agency in March. The Chinese bad actors hacked US government systems […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 11, 2014
Putter Panda APT behind for cyber espionage campaigns, are they members of PLA Unit 61486?

CrowdStrike published a new report which blames the Chinese Putter Panda group for the different cyber espionage campaigns conducted against foreign companies. Putter Panda is the name of bad actor responsible for a series of cyber espionage operations originating in Shanghai, security experts linked its operation to the activity of the People’s Liberation Army 3rd General Staff […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2014
Windows 8 banned by China for Government Computers

Chinese Authorities ban the use of Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System for Government Computers, the ban is not extended to private environment. The tension between US and China is increasing, both governments are accusing each other of cyber espionage and both are prohibiting the use of foreign products in the government environment. In the past US […]