Today I have interviewed RootPhantom, another member of the popular hacker crew Phantom Squad.
Enjoy the interview!
You are a talented hacker that has already participated in several hacking campaigns, could you tell me more about.
We did shut down the PSN and Xbox services last year.
Could you tell me which his your technical background and when you started hacking? Which are your motivations?
In 2014, I started hacking, My background is PHP, python, Perl, c++, HTML, and exploiting. My first motivation is to be a member of one of the most dreaded hacker team, I’m board, second, I like hacking.
What was your greatest hacking challenge? Which was your latest hack? Can you describe me it?
I have no specific hacking challenge. My newest hack was the hack of a website that was hosting credit cards, but without a proper security. Finally, I did it, I hacked it like black hats do.
What are the 4 tools that cannot be missed in the hacker’s arsenal and why?
Msfconsole: easy way to exploit.
Nmap: fastest way to scan host and services. Armitage:
Armitage: To hack phones
Pc’s Angry IP scan: best way to find target IPs
Which are the most interesting hacking communities on the web today, why?
Leakedsource: to find all leaks. HackForums where hackers and people go to learn hacking.
Did you participate in hacking attacks against the IS propaganda online? When? How?
No, I haven’t participated to any ISIS hunting neither hacker their websites.
Where do you find IS people to hack? How do you choose your targets?
But you can find them on the dark/deep web or on twitter. If you go to @tool_binary they do a great job of find them.
We often hear about cyber weapons and cyber attacks against critical infrastructure. Do you believe it is real the risk of a major and lethal cyber attack against a critical infrastructure?
Cyber security is a myth. Most nations already use cyber weapons like EMP. I know that the U.S.A is training Navy Seal to fight in the cyberspace, they are working on the creation of cyber weapons too.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.