Red October

Pierluigi Paganini April 01, 2015
Energy companies infected by newly Laziok trojan malware

Symantec has discovered a cyber espionage campaign targeting energy companies around the world by infecting them with a new malware dubbed Laziok trojan. Security experts at Symantec have uncovered a new cyber espionage campaign that targeted the energy industry. The threat actors behind the campaign used uses a custom-developed malware dubbed Laziok trojan to exfiltrate sensitive data from […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 10, 2015
Information Warfare – Iran vs America. Why buy a weapon when I have a keyboard?

A newly disclosed secret report illustrates the tightening of cyber dispute between the United States and Iran , both for spying and sabotage. Since Robert Tappan Morris in 1988 created the first worm, cyberspace started to change its virtual state in a critical cyberwar field.  Even if the first worm was an error, aimed at […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2014
Is the Agent.btz malware the link between Snake and Red October?

The agent.btz malware may have served as starting point for malware Turla and the malicious code used in the Red October campaign. In the last weeks we have discussed about the Snake platform used in a large-scale cyber espionage campaign that targeted highly secured systems belonging to Governments and Military all over the world. Experts […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 10, 2013
Stuxnet infected the network of Russian nuclear facility

Eugene Kaspersky revealed that a staffer at the unnamed nuclear Russian plant informed him of the infection of internal network with Stuxnet. We have a lot of information on Stuxnet virus, a powerful malware that for the first time has shown to governments the capabilities and efficiency of a cyber weapon.  After its disclosure it’s […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 02, 2013
Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs hit by extensive cyber espionage

Finland’s foreign minister announced that foreign intelligence agents had carried out large-scale cyber espionage into government communications. The Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affair networks has been targeted in a cyber espionage operation lasting at least four years, the news has been reported by the Finnish commercial broadcaster MTV3. Finland’s foreign minister Erkki Tuomioja confirmed the shocking news, a large […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 03, 2013
FireEye World War C report – Nation-state driven cyber attacks

FireEye security firm released World War C report to explain nation-state motives behind advanced Nation-state driven cyber attacks. Nation-state driven cyber attacks are routinely conducted on a global scale to defend national sovereignty and project national power. We are living in the cyber era, human conflict is involving also the fifth domain of warfare, the cyberspace. As never […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2013
NetTraveler, new global cyber espionage campaign from Kaspersky

NetTraveler cyber espionage campaign, revealed by Kaspersky’s team, targeted over 350 high profile victims from 40 countries. NetTraveler, this is the name of a new global cyber espionage campaign revealed  by researchers at Kaspersky, the team of experts discovered an espionage activity against over 350 high profile victims from 40 countries. The name of the operation derives […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2013
DHS alerted energy companies on ongoing spear-phishing campaign

Cyber espionage is considerable as  one of the most aggressive and dangerous cyber threats, its silent operation could steal sensitive information, company secrets and intellectual properties for a long time. Recently many cyber espionage campaigns have been discovered, last in order of time is the Winnti campaign but we cannot forted also Red October and […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 06, 2013
My read of WebSense 2013 Threat Report

WebSense has just released 2013 Threat Report, an interesting analysis of cyber threats based on data collected by the Websense ThreatSeeker Network. The study confirmed the growth of cyber threats able to elude traditional defense mechanisms and that mainly targeted mobile platforms and social media. Internet is confirmed as primary vector for cyber menaces, web threats […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 23, 2013
Russian government wants to strengthen its cyber defense,what’s new?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is considered one of the political figures most attentive to the development of a suitable cyber strategy to protect his countries from cyber attacks. Putin is an intelligent man who has always understood the strategic importance of cyberspace, according many experts he has always invested in the development of cyber capabilities, […]