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Pierluigi Paganini March 23, 2022
FBI warns of growing risks of Russia-linked attacks on US energy firms

The FBI is warning of risks related to cyber attacks aimed at energy companies of Russia-linked threat actors. The FBI is warning energy companies of the risks of cyber attacks carried out by Russia-linked threat actors, reported The Associated Press. The Associated Press has access to a security advisory issued by the FBI that reports […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 21, 2021
US Bureau of Industry and Security bans export of hacking tools to authoritarian regimes

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) would ban U.S. firms from selling hacking tools to authoritarian regimes. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) would introduce a new export control rule aimed at banning the export or resale of hacking tools to authoritarian regimes.  The rule announced by the BIS […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 02, 2020
President Trump’s executive order bans foreign electrical equipment from national power grid

US power grid will not include any equipment manufactured by foreign states for security reasons, this states the executive order signed by President Trump. This week President Trump signed an executive order that prohibits operators of US power grids to buy and install electrical equipment that has been manufactured outside the US. “I further find that […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 10, 2015
OPM hack results in 21.5 million people being exposed to an unknown party

After revelations in June about the hack to the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), now it’s time to clarify and explain the extent of the data breach. After the disclosure in June about the hack to the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), now was time to clarify and explain the extent of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 14, 2015
OPM hack: White House orders the adoption of best practices

Following the recent OPM data breach the White House requested IT administrators to implement and adopt basic security measures. A few days ago news media agencies reported the data breach at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), according to the US Government the hack is one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data. Data […]

Pierluigi Paganini June 05, 2015
Chinese hackers had access to millions records of US workers

US Government announced that a major data breach likely backed by Chinese hackers caused the exposure of data belonging to millions of government workers. Once again a data breach interested systems of the US government, the Obama administration on Thursday confirmed to have been the victim of a major cyber attack. According to the US […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
Russian Hackers accessed President Barack Obama emails

The Time revealed that Russian hackers have accessed President Barack Obama emails in the attack on the White House’s unclassified computer system. Earlier this month, US officials admitted there was a cyber “event” late last year, but refused to confirm reports Russia was behind the attack. New revelations on the attack against the unclassified network […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 20, 2015
Operation Pawn Storm on Continued Marathon, Attacking Targets Now with Advance Infrastructure

Operation Pawn Storm allegedly run by hackers backed by the Russian Government still advancing their infrastructure a great deal, the group is believed to using advanced tactics to hit the targets. Trend Micro revealed that the group have introduced all new infrastructure and is “Zeroing in” onto the targets that include NATO (North Atlantic Treaty […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 08, 2015
How Russians hackers breached the White House unclassified network

According to the CNN Russian hackers used data gathered from State Department to run a Phishing campaign against White House staffers. On October 2014, the Reuters Agency published the news that a suspicious activity had been detected on the Executive Office of the President (EOP) network. According to an unnamed official at the White House, hackers infiltrated an […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 18, 2014
EASE, the DHS concept of self-repairing networks

The Department of Homeland Security is working with industry to the EASE concept, a self-repairing systems able to avoid the interruption of the operations. The Department of Homeland Security is working on a new generation of self-repairing network that is able to be resilient to cyber offensives and continue operations in case of attack. Enterprise Automated […]