Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini February 12, 2015
Cyber warfare – Cyber Space and the status quo balance of power; dichotomy or symphony? How Technology backfires

Cyber warfare is becoming the most progressive warfare domain after the Second World War. Which global actors benefit the most from this capability. Cyber warfare is becoming the most progressive warfare domain after the Second World War. The progression of this concept brings us to the next milestone, to define which global actors benefit the […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 02, 2015
Hackers stole GigaBytes of Syrian opposition’s data, including battle plans

A report issued by FireEye revealed that hackers have stolen GigaBytes of data from Syrian opposition’s computers, including battlefield plans. A recent report issued by FireEye revealed that hackers tapped into Syrian opposition’s computers and have stolen gigabytes of secret communications and battlefield plans. In mid-2013, ten armed units belonging to the opposition to the Syrian Government were […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 26, 2015
Alleged Lizard Squad members hacked Malaysia Airlines. Are They linked to the IS?

The Malaysia Airlines website was hacked by hackers that claimed to be from the Lizard Squad, but who referenced the IS and the cyber Cyber Caliphate. The Malaysia Airlines website was hacked by alleged members of the popular collective “Lizard Squad”, the curious thing is that hackers also referenced Islamic State jihadists. Malaysia Airlines released […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 26, 2015
Davos – experts warned about major cyberattacks

Davos World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 – The elite of experts confirms the rising technological risks, notably cyber attacks. The World Economic Forum in Davos brings together some 2,500 of the top players in the sphere of politics, finance and business. The elite of experts meeting in Davos for the World Economic Forum Annual […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 23, 2015
NSA compromised systems in North Korea with a Malware

The NSA has been targeting North Korea and its impenetrable system for a long time. Thanks to the new revelations that have been brought to light, the NSA has aimed to equip the USA for possible digital wars in the near future, using surveillance and digital weapons to enhance its existing power.  Though North Korea […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 19, 2015
Snowden reveals that China stole plans for a new F-35 aircraft fighter

Snowden’s documents reveal China stole designs for the US-built F-35 Fighter jet, and provides details also a counter-intelligence operation run by the NSA. The documents leaked by Edward Snowden are a precious source of information, the last collection of confidential files have uncovered revealed a new large-scale industrial espionage campaign conducted by the Chinese Government. State-sponsored hackers have […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2015
USA and UK announce joint cyber ‘war games’ to improve cyber defenses

The United States and the U.K. announced that they will stage joint cyber “war games” to boost both countries’ resilience to cyberattacks. The US and the UK are planning to step up the collaboration to fight cyber threats, one of the is a series of joint war games involving cyber units from either side. The hackers […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 18, 2015
New Snowden documents reveal the NSA Digital Arms Race

A new collection of document examined by Der Spiegel magazine reveals that the NSA is now preparing for future dominance in cyberspace. Snowden‘s revelations on mass surveillance by the NSA have shocked the IT industry, but experts say the worst is yet to come. The NSA is working to significantly evolve its methods in relation […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2015
CyberCaliphate group hacked US CENTCOM Social Media Accounts

ISIS supporters have hacked the YouTube and Twitter accounts belonging to the US CENTCOM leaking online internal documents stolen from mobile devices. While Anonymous started the #OpCharlieHebdo campaign against jihadist websites to avenge the attack against the Charlie Hebdo, hackers of the CyberCaliphate group, claiming to support the terrorist group ISIS, have compromised the official […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 12, 2015
MiniDuke, CosmicDuke and OnionDuke have a same matrix

Security experts collected further evidences of the link between the CosmicDuke, Miniduke and OnioDuke Advanced Persistent Threat campaigns. Researchers at F-Secure firm are constantly monitoring the cyber espionage campaigns MiniDuke, CosmicDuke and OnionDuke and provided an interesting update on the hacking operation. Below a short description of the campaigns: MiniDuke: Kaspersky Lab and Hungary’s Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security, or CrySyS, […]