The Equation Group

Pierluigi Paganini February 22, 2021
NSA Equation Group tool was used by Chinese hackers years before it was leaked online

The Chinese APT group had access to an NSA Equation Group, NSA hacking tool and used it years before it was leaked online by Shadow Brokers group. Check Point Research team discovered that China-linked APT31 group (aka Zirconium.) used a tool dubbed Jian, which is a clone of NSA Equation Group ‘s “EpMe” hacking tool years […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 20, 2015
Researchers developed a new powerful BIOS Bootkit that exploits BIOS flaws

Security researchers developed a new BIOS bootkit that exploit recently discovered vulnerabilities. The experts will present their study to the CanSecWest. BIOS bootkits are a reality despite there is little evidence of BIOS implants in the wild. The BIOS bootkits was mentioned when Snowden disclosed the catalog of surveillance tools used by the NSA ANT division, these malicious malware are […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 02, 2015
How to serve malware by exploiting Blu-ray disc attacks

A British hacker has found two Blu-Ray-borne attacks that could be run to infect machines, a technique that remind the method used by the Equation Group. Security expert Stephen Tomkinson from NCC Group has discovered a couple of vulnerabilities in the software used to play Blu-ray discs. The exploitation of the flaw could be used to implant […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2015
US Government Has Developed a Manhattan Project for Cyber Attacks, Rather than For Defensive Purposes

A cyber Manhattan Project seems to have been on the move for over a decade, providing the US with a great advantage related to online surveillance. Despite belief, no defensive purposes have triggered its setting up. Everybody recalls the notorious Manhattan Project at the end of World War II, which has resulted in the development […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 17, 2015
The Equation Group shows most complex and sophisticated hacking techniques ever seen

Experts at Kaspersky Lab revealed that the capabilities of the Equation Group Surpass anything known in terms of sophistication of hacking techniques. Security experts at Kaspersky revealed the existence of a hacking group operating since 2001 that targeted practically every industry with  sophisticated zero-day malware. According to a new report from Kaspersky Lab, this group, dubbed […]