North Korea

Pierluigi Paganini April 27, 2015
We are not prepared for a cyber attack on Western energy infrastructure

The NSA veteran Chief General Keith Alexander fears crippling cyber-attack on Western energy infrastructure and warned that we are not prepared for that. Security experts are warning companies in the energy industry of possible cyber attacks and Western plants are more exposed to the cyber threats. Electric grids, oil refineries and power plants are the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 17, 2015
Wikileaks released documents from Sony hack, the company condemned it

WikiLeaks on Thursday published a searchable database of more than 30,000 documents that were obtained by hackers in the cyber attack on Sony Pictures. WikiLeaks organization has leaked online a collection of documents stolen in the  Sony Pictures data breach, more than 30,000 files showing the inner workings of a “secretive” firm. WikiLeaks  published the […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 16, 2015
Is the US cyber command ready for Information Warfare?

A Government spokesman confirmed the US Government is supporting the growth for its cyber command but it is not yet ready to repel any cyber attacks. The US are among the most advanced countries in Information Warfare, Obama administration considers strategic the dominance of the country in the cyber space. The US Government established in […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 18, 2015
South Korea – Hacker requests money for data on nuclear plants

Hacker who posted online information on Nuclear Plants in South Korea demands money for not selling other sensitive information to other governments. The Government of Seoul has issued a report blaming North Korea for cyber attacks against computers at Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP), a subsidiary of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) that […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 11, 2015
Pentagon plans to hire 3,000 Cyber pros for the US Cyber Command

Federal officials announced that military received the green light to hire 3,000 cyber experts to assign to the US Cyber Command. Information warfare is strategic for almost every government, North Korea, Russia, China, Danmark are among the countries that are more investing to improve their cyber capabilities, and of course, the Five Eyes. The US Department of […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 10, 2015
Cyber Experts in North Korea Target the West and Especially Infrastructure of Critical Importance

North Korea holds an impressive army of cyber warriors, with over 3,000 sophisticated professionals. According to the claims of people who have escaped to South Korea, their main target is none other than Western infrastructure of critical value. Over 3,000 cyber experts have been recruited by North Korea, in the country’s attempt to harm the […]

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 05, 2015
Sony Pictures hacked by Russian blackhats, it now emerges

After months of suspects a new revelation on Sony hack states that Russian hackers hacked and still have access to Sony Pictures Entertainment’s network. Sony Pictures Entertainment might have been hacked by Russian blackhat hackers and not the Democratic People Republic of Korea. This news emerged this week after renowned Russian blackhat YamaTough revealed that a […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 08, 2015
Sony Pictures GOP hackers ‘got sloppy’ … or not?

The director of the FBI has provided further details of the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, which claim that North Korea was responsible. The unique certainty on the cyber attack on the Sony Pictures is the name of the hacking team that has managed the offensive, the Guardians of Peace (GOP). The FBI linked the GoP […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 04, 2015
Sony Pictures hack – US exacerbates sanctions on North Korea

The Obama administration exacerbates economic sanctions against 10 senior North Korean officials and three entities of the country. The aftermath of the dramatic attack on Sony Pictures continues to be felt, the cyber attack against a company operating on US soil is considered by the Government of Washington a dangerous precedent. Who is behind the […]