Pierluigi Paganini April 17, 2020
Syria-linked APT group SEA targets Android users with COVID19 lures

Syrian-linked APT group SEA recently used COVID-19-themed lures as part of a long-running surveillance campaign, security researchers warn. Syrian hackers are behind a long-running campaign that has been active since January 2018 and that targets Arabic-speaking Android users. The campaign aimed at users in Syria and surrounding regions was spotted by experts from mobile security firm […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2016
Russian Nation-state hackers intensify operations in Syria

According to security experts Russian nation-state hackers are behind cyber espionage campaigns against opposition groups and NGOs in Syria. Russia is behind a cyber espionage campaign against Syrian opposition groups and NGOs, the Kremlin wants to conduct a PSYOP to influence the sentiment of the country on the humanitarian crisis as a diversionary action for its military […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 29, 2015
Russia deploys jamming systems in Syria as tensions rise

Russia will deploy jamming systems in Syria to protect its air forces and prevent attacks against its aircraft. The Russian army in Syria is planning to launch electronic warfare in the country with the institution of jamming systems. The jamming systems are an essential component of the Russian military strategy that aims to prevent attacks against its troops in the area. On Tuesday, […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 05, 2015
How SEA hacked email accounts of Assad’s opponents

Motherboard published an interesting report on an espionage campaign led by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) against the opponents of the Syrian Government. Today I decided to present a very interesting story published by Lorenzo Francesco Bicchierai on Motherboard. It is a story about intelligence activities and how hacking supported them. Let’s start from the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2015
Hackers stole GigaBytes of Syrian opposition’s data, including battle plans

A report issued by FireEye revealed that hackers have stolen GigaBytes of data from Syrian opposition’s computers, including battlefield plans. A recent report issued by FireEye revealed that hackers tapped into Syrian opposition’s computers and have stolen gigabytes of secret communications and battlefield plans. In mid-2013, ten armed units belonging to the opposition to the Syrian Government were […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2015
CyberCaliphate group hacked US CENTCOM Social Media Accounts

ISIS supporters have hacked the YouTube and Twitter accounts belonging to the US CENTCOM leaking online internal documents stolen from mobile devices. While Anonymous started the #OpCharlieHebdo campaign against jihadist websites to avenge the attack against the Charlie Hebdo, hackers of the CyberCaliphate group, claiming to support the terrorist group ISIS, have compromised the official […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 21, 2014
ISIS operates spear phishing attacks against a Syrian citizen media group

A Syrian citizen media group critical of ISIS was recently targeted in a spear phishing campaign which aim to de-anonymize its members. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is accused to have run cyber attacks against the Syrian citizen media group known as Raqqah is being Slaughtered Silently (RSS), the news was reported by […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 27, 2014
The Syrian Electronic Army is causing a mass media outage through Gigya hacking

High profile global websites using the customer management platform Gigya suffered a traffic redirection attack operated by the Syrian Electronic Army. A significant number of popular websites belonging to media organizations appeared to has been hacked by the hacking collective of Syrian Electronic Army on Thursday. The apparently hacked website, including The Independent, Telegraph e […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 05, 2014
ISIS Hacked Keighley Cougars Rugby Team’s Website

A group of hackers supporting the ISIS hacked the Keighley Cougars rugby team’s website, the attackers defaced the website with pro ISIS slogans. Keighley Cougars rugby team’s website has been hacked by Islamic extremists, ISIS. Users who tried to the website on Sunday were met by a black web page featuring “Hacked By Team System […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 14, 2014
ISIS is ramping up efforts to mount a massive cyber attack

Extremists groups of ISIS and Al Qaeda are ramping up efforts to launch major cyber attacks on Western Critical Infrastructure to set up digital Caliphate. In time I’m writing the ISIS has released a new video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage David Haines, the group has started again to flood the social media […]