Pierluigi Paganini May 05, 2017
The Snake APT Group is preparing its offensive against high-profile Mac users

According to experts from the Fox-IT firm, the notorious Russian Snake APT group is ready to target also Mac users with a new variant of its malicious code. The sophisticated Russian Snake APT group is back and is leveraging on new malware to target Mac users.The Snake APT group, also known as Turla or Uroburos, has ported its Windows […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 04, 2017
Joining the dots between the ancient Moonlight Maze espionage campaigns and the Turla APT

Experts at Kaspersky presented the findings of its research that definitively connect the Moonlight Maze cyber espionage campaigns to the Turla APT group. One year ago, the researcher Thomas Rid at the Security Analyst Summit disclosed the alleged links between the Moonlight Maze cyber espionage operation of mid 1990s and the Turla APT. Today at […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 09, 2014
Detected the first samples of Penquin Turla for Linux systems

Security experts at Kaspersky Lab have detected the first strain of Turla malware that was designed to infect Linux system and so called Penquin Turla. Security Experts at Kaspersky have discovered a new variant of Turla malware which was designed to hit Linux systems and for this reason, it was called the Penquin Turla. The investigation […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 22, 2014
Gyges, the mixing of commercial malware with cyber weapon code

Sentinel Labs firm discovered a sophisticated malware dubbed Gyges that is the mixing of commercial malicious code with code of alleged cyber weapon. Experts at Sentinel Labs security firm have discovered Gyges malware in the wild in March 2014, the malicious code appears very sophisticated to the researches which attributed it to a state-sponsored project. The level of complexity […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2014
Is the Agent.btz malware the link between Snake and Red October?

The agent.btz malware may have served as starting point for malware Turla and the malicious code used in the Red October campaign. In the last weeks we have discussed about the Snake platform used in a large-scale cyber espionage campaign that targeted highly secured systems belonging to Governments and Military all over the world. Experts […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 08, 2014
SNAKE – The last cyber espionage campaign on a large scale

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence has disclosed a Russian cyber espionage campaign codenamed as SNAKE that targeted Governments and Military Networks. The British cyber specialist BAE Systems Applied Intelligence has disclosed a Russian cyber espionage campaign codenamed as SNAKE that remained undetected for a log time, at least for eight years. The malware can infiltrate Windows XP, Vista, 7 […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 03, 2014
Uroburos rootkit, is it part of Russian Cyber weapon programme?

Researchers at German G Data published an interesting analysis for Uroborun rootkit alleged to be a component of Russian cyber weapons programme. Uroburos is considered an advanced rootkit that is active since as far back as 2011, it is used to infect networks belonging to high-level targets, stealing data after setting up rogue P2P networks, it targets […]