Pierluigi Paganini August 08, 2016
ProjectSauron APT, aka Strider, found targeting firms in Russia, China

Experts spotted a previously unknown APT group dubbed Strider or ProjectSauron that carried out surgical cyber-espionage attacks against targets worldwide. A previously unknown hacking group variously dubbed ‘Strider’ or ‘ProjectSauron’ has been conducting a surgical cyber espionage campaign against targets in Russia, Belgium, China, Iran, Sweden, and Rwanda. According to experts from Symantec, the Strider crew […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 11, 2016
The German intelligence agency BND resumed surveillance activities with the NSA support

According to the German media the German intelligence agency BND has resumed the monitoring activities conducted in a joint effort with the US NSA. It seems that the German government has never suspended the surveillance activities on its unaware population, to be precise monitoring activities conducted in a joint effort with the US NSA have been […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 25, 2015
Germany probes alleged new case of US espionage: Regin malware infected Gov laptop

The German authorities have launched a probe into allegations of a new case of US espionage after they have found a laptop infected by the Regin Spyware. The German authorities have launched a probe into allegations of a new cyber-espionage campaign that is suspected to be linked to the US intelligence. The news was revealed […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2015
Xkeyscore: the secret Germany’s deal with the NSA

An agreement between the German intelligence agency BfV and the NSA allows the access to the XKeyscore platform to return of  data on German citizens. The German weekly Die Zeit disclosed documents that reveal how the German Intelligence did a deal with the NSA to get the access to the surveillance platform XKeyscore. Internal documents show that Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2015
Symantec discovered 49 New Modules of the Regin espionage platform

Symantec revealed the existence of 49 new modules of the Regin espionage platform, a circumstance that suggests that its operators are still active. In November 2014, security experts at Symantec have uncovered the backdoor Regin, a highly advanced spying tool used in cyber espionage campaigns against governments and infrastructure operators.  The Regin malware has been around […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 28, 2015
Regin and Qwerty keylogger are linked with Five Eyes Intelligence

Experts at Kaspersky Lab compared the Regin module 50251 and the “Qwerty” keylogger discovering that they share part of the source code and functionality. Malware researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a link between the Regin malware platform and the attack platform cited in the last collection of documents published by Edward Snowden to Der Spiegel magazine. The experts have discovered […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 01, 2014
Is it possible to attribute the backdoor Regin to the cybercrime?

The popular cyber security expert Raoul Chiesa commented the hypothesis that backdoor Regin is a product of organized cybercrime. Excerpt from a detailed analysis published on the Infosec Institute In this phase it is quite impossible to attribute precisely the development of the Regin malware to a specific category of threat actors. Until now we […]