state-sponsored hackers. cyber espionage

Pierluigi Paganini June 29, 2016
Germany limits BND powers after the disclosure of its support to the NSA

The government of Berlin approved new measures to rein in the activities of BND agency after its scandalous support to NSA surveillance activity. In April 2016, the German government replaced the head of the external intelligence service after a barrage of criticism over the support offered by the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) to the NSA in spying […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2016
Wikileaks – NSA tapped world leaders for US geopolitical Interests

The NSA tapped world leaders for US Geopolitical Interests, including a conversation between Netanyahu-Berlusconi over the U.S.-Israel Relations. A couple of days ago the non-profit journalistic organisation WikiLeaks published a collection of highly classified documents that reveals the NSA targeted world leaders for US Geopolitical Interests. Some of the intercepts are classified TOP-SECRET COMINT-GAMMA, these are most […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 16, 2015
Chancellor Merkel’s PC was the first one infected in the Bundestag hack

Experts say the cyber attack on the German Bundestag alleged began with the compromise of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal computer. I have written many posts regarding a recent attack against the German Bundestag with caused a major data breach. We discussed the possibility that the cyber attack against the German Parliament was coordinated by Russian state-sponsored hackers that spread a […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 11, 2015
Bundestag may need to replace 20,000 computers after the hack

German media states that Bundestag may need to replace 20,000 computers after the recent attack, an operation that could cost millions Euro. A few days ago the experts the German Government has confirmed that hackers who breached the Bundestag systems a few of weeks ago have also stolen data from targeted network. A spokeswoman for the Bundestag, […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 04, 2015
Are Russian hackers behind the Bundestag cyber attack?

Security experts involved in investigation on the attack against the Bundestag suspect that the hack was part of a large-scale espionage campaign backed by the Kremlin. Last month, the German Bundestag suffered a serious cyber attack by unknown hackers, in the days following the incident the German parliament officially confirmed media reports about a hacking […]