Wiper malware

Pierluigi Paganini February 24, 2022
New Wiper Malware HermeticWiper targets Ukrainian systems

Cybersecurity experts discovered a new data wiper malware that was used in attacks against hundreds of machines in Ukraine. The threat of hybrid warfare is reality, Russia-linked APT group have supported the operations of the Russian army while preparing for the invasion. Researchers from cybersecurity firms ESET and Broadcom’s Symantec discovered a new data wiper malware that was employed in […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 23, 2022
Iranian Broadcaster IRIB hit by wiper malware

Iranian national media corporation, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), was hit by a wiper malware in late January 2022. An investigation into the attack that hit the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) in late January, revealed the involvement of a disruptive wiper malware along with other custom-made backdoors, and scripts and configuration files […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 26, 2021
Agrius group targets Israel with data-wipers disguised as ransomware

An Iran-linked threat actor tracked as Agrius employed data-wipers disguised as ransomware to destroy targeted IT infrastructure. Researchers from cyber-security firm SentinelOne discovered a new Iran-linked threat actor, tracked as Agrius, which relied on data-wiping malware disguised as ransomware to destroy the targeted systems. In order to hide the real nature of the threat, the […]

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 […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 16, 2014
Sony Pictures Entertainment is fighting back

Sony Pictures is adopting various measures to contains damages including a “fighting back” activity against website that share the stolen data. We will talk about the Sony Pictures data breach for a long time, the cyber attacks conducted by the GOP hacking team is causing serious damages to the company. It is early to estimate the overall economic impact […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 13, 2014
Iranian Hackers wiped out machines at Sands Corp Casino

Bloomberg revealed that Iranian hackers have used Visual Basic malware to wipe out data of corporate systems at Las Vegas Sands Corp. On February 2014 the Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp suffered a major cyber attack, but only now the news was publicly disclosed by the Bloomberg Businessweek. The attack has many similarities with the recent […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 07, 2014
GOP sent threatening emails to Sony Pictures Employees

Hackers behind the major attack against the Sony Pictures Entertainment hit again the company by sending threatening emails to its employees. The massive cybar attack that compromised the corporate computer network at Sony Pictures Entertainment is having a serious impact on the organization and its employees. The GOP crew, aka the Guardians of Peace, that hacked Sony Picture accessed a huge […]