Cyber attacks

Pierluigi Paganini May 31, 2012
Israel and Iran, expense, capabilities and cyber strategies

In recent days the discovery of Flame malware  has captured the attention of the media, the internet is monopolized by related news, many experts have identified Israel as the author of the technological miracle, a perfect tool for cyber espionage that could suddenly mutate in an offensive cyber threat. It’s clear that Iran share same conviction, the government of Teheran beliefs that behind the last wave of attacks there are the Western enemies and Israel, of […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 30, 2012
Flame malware, from genesis to the plot theory

In this article I desire to discuss about many personal doubts and beliefs regarding the Flame malware, first my idea that we are facing with a new powerful cyber weapon. In the same hours  the Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination CenterLab,   CrySyS Lab and Kaspersky Lab have published news regarding the new malware that […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 29, 2012
China-made US military chip, security backdoor or debugging functionality?

During last days an insistent news circulated on the internet, a microchip used by the US military and manufactured in China contains a secret “backdoor” that make possible a remote control of the devices. The disclosure is attributed to Cambridge University’s Computing Laboratory, it’s clear the media impact of similar news in security environments, an […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2012
US vc China. Is cyber warfare gap increasing?

The Chinese offensive capabilities in cyberspace in this period are, more than ever, subject of great interest from the international community that fears the rise of China‘s technological colossus. In recent days a summit had placed in front of U.S. and China with the aim of promoting mutual cooperation to restore equilibrium in cyberspace. Many […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 20, 2012
Insider perspectives on the status of global cyber safety and security status (Part 2 of 4)

Article published on The Malta Indipendent Critical infrastructure protection, StuxNet, exploding computers, blackouts, collapsing banking systems, and cyber war!! None of us have escaped the headlines warning of impending cyber doom, but this is just sensationalism, right? How bad is the situation really? If we have a serious security problem, how do we get ourselves out […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 16, 2012
Has Anonymous infiltrated US Government? The insider issue

In last months we have a long discussed about the security status of US networks and infrastructures, we have described the American cyber strategies and the main action proposed to protect the principal assets of the nations. One story in particular struck us deeply, that relating to the vulnerability of U.S. Government networks for admission […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 14, 2012
A picture of the Iran threat

The situation in Iran is becoming really critic, time go by and every diplomatic solution is not realizable. We have western countries disturbed by an aggressive policy of the government in Tehran, defiant as ever, that risks trigger a dangerous situation in the Middle East undermining the unstable equilibrium of the whole area. Many time […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 12, 2012
The Unknowns, hacker’s revenge in the name of security

It’s happened, another group of hacker named The Unknowns has hacked several organizations, , including NASA and the U.S. Air Force, and posted evidence of their actions. The complete list has been published in a message on PasteBin: NASA – Glenn Research Center US military US AIR FORCE European Space Agency Thai Royal Navy Harvard Renault […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 06, 2012
They are Not What You Think They are … They are Hacktivists

Article Published on The Hacker New Magazine – May Edition “They are Not What You Think they Are … they are hacktivists” During the last couple of years, we have witnessed the escalation of operations conducted by the Anonymous group, the collective of hackers that is expressing a social dissent through cyber attacks. In modern society, […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 04, 2012
Anonymous Reloaded. Yesterday, today, tomorrow

The word “Anonymous ” evokes the myth of the hacker in today’s society that defends freedom of expression and agrees with sensational cyber operations in the fight against censorship and government and industrial questionable policies. If Anonymous is perceived by future generations as an attractive ideology to follow, industry and government view with concern the […]