state-sponsered hacking

Pierluigi Paganini April 13, 2018
When the Russian Malware coder Gatsoev is praised by the Russian head of Information Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of North Ossetia

When the Russian young Malware coder is praised by the Russian head of Information Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of North Ossetia. Under the spotlight: the story of Atsamaz Gatsoev (aka “1ms0rry”) who has set up his illegal business. A new write-up made by a security researcher known as Benkow (@Benkow_) has been […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 24, 2017
Denmark blamed Russia APT28 group for cyber intrusions in Defense Ministry Emails

Denmark on Monday denounced Russia after the publication of a report that accused Russian APT28 of hacking the defense ministry’s email accounts. Today the Danish Government officially blamed Russia for cyber attacks against its Defense Ministry. Denmark denounced a cyber intrusion in several Defense Ministry’s email accounts. The accusation comes after the publishing by the Centre for Cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 16, 2017
Google was aware of Russian APT28 group years before others

Lorenzo Bicchierai from MotherBoard shared an interesting private report about Russian cyber espionage operations conducted by APT28, the document was leaked online by Google. The report dating 2014 includes information collected by Google on the hacking activities conducted by its hackers. In October 2014, the security experts at FireEye linked cyber attacks against a number of […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 30, 2016
FBI flash alert says foreign hackers compromised state election systems

The FBI issued a “flash” alert to election officials across the country confirming that foreign hackers have compromised state election systems in two states. The FBI confirmed that foreign hackers have penetrated state election systems, federal experts have uncovered evidence of the intrusion. The hackers penetrated the databases of two state election systems in the […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2014
APT28: FireEye uncovered a Russian cyber espionage campaign

APT28: FireEye has issued a new report uncovering a large scale cyber-espionage campaign that appears sponsored by the Russian government. A report published by FireEye reveals that a group of Russian hackers, dubbed APT28, is behind long-running cyber espionage campaigns that targeted US defense contractors, European security organizations and Eastern European government entities. The hackers also targeted attendees of European defense […]