Cyber warfare

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2014
Reading the Mandiant M-Trends 2014 Threat Report

Mandiant has released its annual M-Trends 2014 Threat Report, a document that analyzes actors, means and motivations behind attacks observed in 2013. Mandiant FireEye company has released a new detailed report titled “M-Trends 2014 Threat Report” describing actors, means and tactics behind principal attacks conducted in the recent months. The report consolidated data on principal cyber […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 03, 2014
F-Secure has discovered MiniDuke malware samples in the wild

Security Experts at F-Secure discovered a collection of pdf documents, that had references to Ukraine, containing MiniDuke malware samples. MiniDuke is the name of a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign discovered more than one year ago by experts at Kaspersky Lab and Hungary’s Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS). The malicious code was used by unknown hackers to […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 18, 2014
Darpa is looking for experts from private sector for future cyber ops

Darpa is scouting the private companies to recruit high skilled professional and use company infrastructure to protect classified information. The Pentagon is searching cyber experts to address the growing shortage of highly professional in the field, the US Government is making scouting for expert hackers in the private sector. The control of the cyberspace and the […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2014
Ukrainian hacktivists hit NATO websites with DDoS attack

The group of hacktivists Cyber Berkut hit several NATO websites with DDoS attacks while in the Crimea is being a referendum on annexation to Russia. Several NATO websites have been hit by cyber attacks while in the Crimea is being a referendum on annexation to Russia, the news has been reported by the principal media agencies […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 15, 2014
Syrian Electronic Army hacked the US CENTCOM

Syrian Electronic Army hacked the US CENTCOM and it is threatening to leak secret documents due US decision to hit Syria with electronic warfare attacks. Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) is the group of hackers that most of all is threatening the giants of the IT industry and media, the list of victims is very long (Facebook, Microsoft, NYT, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 13, 2014
Is the Agent.btz malware the link between Snake and Red October?

The agent.btz malware may have served as starting point for malware Turla and the malicious code used in the Red October campaign. In the last weeks we have discussed about the Snake platform used in a large-scale cyber espionage campaign that targeted highly secured systems belonging to Governments and Military all over the world. Experts […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2014
Crimea – The Russian Cyber Strategy to Hit Ukraine

Crimea – The Russian Cyber Strategy to Hit Ukraine The escalation of tension in Crimea is having repercussion also in cyberspace. Russia cyber strategy appears similar to the one adopted before the invasion of Georgia (2008) The year 2014 started with a diplomatic crisis in Crimes and Ukraine. The tension rose just after the 2014 Ukrainian […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2014
$5 Billion in Military Cyber Spending fivefold increase over last year

The Military Cyber Spending reserved by the Pentagon for cyber operations next year is $5 Billion, part of the comprehensive $496 billion fiscal 2015 budget $5 Billion in Military Cyber Spending, this is the budget reserved by the Pentagon for cyber operations next year, an impressive amount of money that demonstrates the high priority assigned […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 05, 2014
Crimea – Is Russia adopting the same cyber strategy used in Georgia?

Experts that are monitoring the escalation of tension in Crimea recognized a military strategy similar to the one adopted in Georgia (2008) The approval of Russian Parliament for military use in Crimea has triggered a series of events in the cyber space, groups of hacktivists, cyber criminals and of course state-sponsored hackers started their campaign against […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 03, 2014
Uroburos rootkit, is it part of Russian Cyber weapon programme?

Researchers at German G Data published an interesting analysis for Uroborun rootkit alleged to be a component of Russian cyber weapons programme. Uroburos is considered an advanced rootkit that is active since as far back as 2011, it is used to infect networks belonging to high-level targets, stealing data after setting up rogue P2P networks, it targets […]