Pierluigi Paganini May 31, 2021
Denmark intel helped US NSA to spy on European politicians

Denmark’s foreign secret service allowed the US NSA to spy on European politicians through a Danish telecommunications hub. Journalists from Danish broadcaster DR recently received a document titled the Dunhammer Report, which included the findings of an investigation conducted by the Danish authorities on the spying operation. DR shared the report with other news agencies across Europe, […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 13, 2016
Tor and Linux Users Are Extremists? The NSA Thinks So

The National Security Agency (NSA) has reportedly turned its focus on Tor and Linux users, having recently shown a keen interest in these users’ online activities. The NSA has gone as far as calling users of products such as The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) and Tor as extremists. Readers of Linux Journal were also […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 11, 2016
The German intelligence agency BND resumed surveillance activities with the NSA support

According to the German media the German intelligence agency BND has resumed the monitoring activities conducted in a joint effort with the US NSA. It seems that the German government has never suspended the surveillance activities on its unaware population, to be precise monitoring activities conducted in a joint effort with the US NSA have been […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2015
Xkeyscore: the secret Germany’s deal with the NSA

An agreement between the German intelligence agency BfV and the NSA allows the access to the XKeyscore platform to return of  data on German citizens. The German weekly Die Zeit disclosed documents that reveal how the German Intelligence did a deal with the NSA to get the access to the surveillance platform XKeyscore. Internal documents show that Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 08, 2015
Linux, Apache, MySQL is all that evil XKeyscore needs to control the world

According to new revelations of the popular whistleblower Edward Snowden the powerful spying machine XKEYSCORE runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In August 2013, Edward Snowden revealed the existence if a tool named DNI Presenter that allows the Agency to read the content of stored emails, and it also enables the intelligence analysts to tool collects […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 08, 2015
Snowden reveals New Zealand surveillance Waihopai Base

A new collection of documents leaked by Edward Snowden shines light on shadowy New Zealand surveillance activities operated at the Waihopai Base. A new collection of documents leaked by Edward Snowden provides an interesting analysis of the relationship between the Five Eyes countries and the surveillance activities they managed. The documents published Saturday by the […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 14, 2014
NSA accidentally caused the 2012 Syrian Internet blackout

Edward Snowden revealed that NSA hacking elite team TAO accidentally caused Syria’s internet blackout in 2012 during a cyber espionage operation. Two years ago Syria suffered a huge Internet blackout, the entire country was disconnected from the Internet for three days. Security experts attributed the responsibility for the Internet blackout to the Syrian government that […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 06, 2014
Hackers can break Tor Network Anonimity with USD 3000

Security experts Alexander Volynkin and Michael McCord will present at the next Black Hat 2014 a method to break Tor network anonymity with just USD 3000. Is the popular Tor network broken? In the recent months, after the Showden’s revelations, many security experts have started to investigate on the possibility that the US intelligence, and […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 04, 2014
NSA XKeyscore targeted Tor Directory Authority servers

The German broadcaster ARD published a report that reveals that NSA XKeyscore has targeted two Germany-based Tor Directory Authority servers. The NSA surveillance program XKeyscore, according to a report published by German public broadcaster ARD, two Germany-based Tor Directory Authority servers have been targeted by the US intelligence. According to the report, the two cases are not isolated, in the past […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 28, 2014
Optic Nerve, GCHQ intercepted webcam images from millions of Yahoo users

The Guardian revealed that under the surveillance program Optic Nerve the GCHQ has intercepted webcam images from millions of Yahoo users around the world. A new collection of documents leaked by Edward Snowden has made public the program Optic Nerve, yet another surveillance operation operated by the intelligence agencies since 2008. The news was reported by The Guardian, Optic […]