Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini November 11, 2014
Foreign state suspected of breaching US Postal Service systems

State-sponsored hackers are suspected of breaching the systems of the United States Postal Service exposing the data of more than 800,000 employees. The U.S. Postal Service has suffered a major data breach that may have exposed the personal information of more than 800,000 employees, including data on customers who contacted Postal Service Customer Care Center […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 09, 2014
Australia Spies Warns of state backed cyberattacks on G20 Summit

Aussie spooks have warned of ‘real and persistent’ cyberattacks on participants of the upcoming G20 conference in Brisbane. World leaders have been advised to man their devices closely while the Australian public is on a code red alert for an eminent threat. Months after alleged Russian government backed hackers’ targeted NATO computers and European Governments […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 08, 2014
Russian hackers infiltrated many US critical infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed that Russian hackers have infiltrated several critical infrastructure in the United States. Government officials reported to the ABC News agency that hackers have compromised computing systems in many nation’s critical infrastructure. The attackers have infected the software that runs in the critical infrastructure with a malware, the circumstance creates a […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 04, 2014
China unveils laser defense system that could shoot down small drones in a few seconds

Chinese authorities unveil the development of a new highly accurate laser defense system that is able to shoot down small drones in a few seconds. The Chinese Government has completed the development of a new weapon that is able to hit and shoot down small drones and aircraft in a few seconds. The China has successfully tested a highly […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 13, 2014
China considers cybersecurity a primary need

China calls for stronger cybersecurity to respond the aggressive cyber-war conducted against its systems by Western countries. It’s not a mystery, China is within those countries that most of all are investing to improve cyber capabilities and strengthen its leadership in the cyber space. According to state media broadcasters Chinese Government will continue to invest to […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 04, 2014
Analyze VirusTotal Metadata to profile hackers

An independent researcher has analyzed for years the metadata on submissions to VirusTotal service identifying patterns related to many bad actors. VirusTotal is the Google owned company which offers free checking of URLs and files for viruses and other malicious code, its systems use up to 54 different antivirus software to scan files and URLs provided by the userscheck. Cyber criminals […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 21, 2014
Operation Arachnophobia, targeted attacks from Pakistan

Operation Arachnophobia is a cyber espionage campaign originated in Pakistan descovered by experts from FireEye and ThreatConnect. Researchers from FireEye and ThreatConnect recently conducted a joint investigation on a series of targeted attacks that could be linked to the Pakistan. As explained by the experts the hacking campaign uncovered by experts is the demonstration that hackers […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 20, 2014
Nuclear Regulatory Commission hit by foreign hackers

Nuclear Regulatory Commission systems were hacked three times in the last three years. According to investigators the bad actors are foreign hackers. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has been hit by cyber attacks three times during the past three years, bad actors behind the offensives have conducted spear phishing attacks to compromise the internal network […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 19, 2014
Kaspersky revealed that Stuxnet Exploits is still used worldwide

Experts at Kaspersky discovered that Stuxnet exploits targeting a Windows Shell Vulnerability is still largely used in cyber attacks. Stuxnet has changed the history of malware development, it is considered the fist cyber weapon used by a government in an act of Information Warfare. As remarked by most popular security experts, the militarization of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 03, 2014
A new Citadel trojan variant includes different remote management tools to maintain persistence on victims PC

Experts at IBM discovered a new variant of Citadel banking malware which includes different remote management tools to maintain persistence on victims’ PC. Researchers at IBM discovered a new variant of the Citadel banking malware which includes a new interesting feature that allows attackers to maintain persistence in the victim’s machine through remote management tools. Citadel is directly […]