Pierluigi Paganini August 21, 2016
Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts belonging to the ISIS in 6 months

Twitter announced it has shut down 360,000 terrorist-related accounts since last year, Daesh traffic on its platform has plummeted by 45 percent in 2 years. Social media platforms are privileged instruments for the ISIS propaganda, members of the terror organization make a large use of social media like Twitter to share images and news about […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 21, 2016
Erdogan Emails: WikiLeaks blocked in Turkey after the release of 300K government emails

The Turkish Government blocked the access to WikiLeaks after release of the Erdogan emails, 300,000 government emails date 2010 to July this year. Cyberspace and the real world are even more interdependent, the observation of the events in both environments is an essential activity for the analysts to predict evolutionary scenarios. The world is attending events […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2016
Phineas Fisher hacked a bank to support anti-capitalists in the Rojava region

Phineas Fisher, the notorious Hacking Team hacker, stole $10,000 from a bank and donated the equivalent in Bitcoin to Kurdish anticapitalists in Rojava. Phineas Fisher (@GammaGroupPR), revealed on Reddit that he breached a bank and turned the stolen money to a Kurdish anti-capitalists that operate in the Rojava autonomous region. The region in located in the north of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 03, 2016
WhatsApp blocked for more than 100 million users due to a Judge’s order

A Brazilian judge ordered to block access to the WhatsApp messaging service for 72 hours, it is the second time in five months. Brazilian authorities ordered ISPs to block WhatsApp today in a dispute over access to encrypted data. The order to block the messaging service for 72 hours has been issued by a judge from the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 11, 2016
Mapping the Dark Web searching for illegal content

Recently the intelligence firms Intelliagg and Darksum have issued an interesting report on the Dark Web and related mapping. We have discussed several times about Deep Web and Dark Web, discussing the reason why the hidden part of the web is even more dangerous. However the darknets aren’t a prerogative of criminal organizations, a good portion […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 07, 2016
Italian Government revoked Hacking Team ’s global export license

The government authority who oversees the export of “dual use” technologies revoked the Hacking Team ’s global export license. On July 2015, the Italian surveillance company Hacking Team suffered one of the worst data breaches in the history.  Unknown attackers have exfiltrated some 400Gbs of data, including internal emails, exploit source code and invoices. A few months […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 04, 2015
Kazakhstan – Telco Company Kazakhtelecom will order their costumers to install rogue certificates

The Government of the Kazakhstan makes it mandatory for its citizens to install rogue security certificates to monitor them online. The Government of the Kazakhstan plans to implement a new internet control policy for all the population starting from January 1st 2016, and to accomplish that will order the population to install some rogue security […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 31, 2015
The surveillance firm Hacking Team is back stronger than before

Motherboard has obtained a non-public email sent by the Hacking Team CEO to its customers that announce a new generation of hacking tools. Hacking Team is the popular surveillance company that suffered a serious data breach this year. More than 400 GB of its sensitive data were exfiltrated from the Italian company, including internal emails, zero-day exploits, surveillance […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 27, 2015
GitHub Again Hit by a new DDoS attack

GitHubhit by another major DDoS attack to because Chinese developers have been forced by police to remove projects of tools to circumvent “Great Firewall.” The software collaboration site GitHub was hit by another DDoS on Tuesday morning that made the website unavailable to many users for several hours. The GitHub platform already suffered a major DDoS attack in March, in that […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 13, 2015
Hacking Team supported Italian Special Operations Group with BGP Routing Hijack

Documents leaked online after the Hacking Team hack revealed how the Italian firm supported the Italian Special Operations Group with BGP Routing Hijack. We are following day by day the evolution of the recent Hacking Team hack, the hackers posted online 400 GB of source code, company emails and documents, a treasure for hackers, cyber spies and […]