It’s A Cruel Summer

The Cruel Summer the title of this post refers to, is not the famous ’83 pop hit by Bananarama, but just a brief summary of what is happening on Information Security, most of all for those companies and istitutions falling among the target of Anonymous.... Read More

Italian Anonymous Owned

It looks like the CNAIPIC Hack is really a never ending story… I wonder why each event occurring in Italy, however dramatic, must always have an ironic twist. I already discussed about the shadows surrounding the Italian Cyber Police Hack: few hours ago the latest episode of the farce, an hacker called evil18 defaced the Italian Anonymous Blog with an image of His Holiness Benedictus XVI, who fools the Italian Anonymous for the doubts surrounding the event:... Read More

Anonymous Claims ManTech, Another FBI Contractor, Hacked

Event quite common in the last times, it looks like another FBI contractor has been hacked, as a consolidated tradition, on Friday. This time the victim is ManTech and the hack has been claimed by Anonymous with a preview twitted by the AnonymousIRC account:... Read More

And The Winner Is…

The Pwnie Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements and failures of security researchers and the security community.... Read More

Anonymous Denies Paternity For the CNAIPIC Hack

The CNAIPIC Hack is becoming paradoxical. Yesterday Italian Security Professional (and Italian Newspapers) are literally gone crazy in analyzing the event, divided between those who claimed a huge and real damage (in terms of image and substance) for Cyber Italian Police, and those who raised doubts on the event, supported by the few details provided concerning the incident, together with the uncertain identity and origin of the attackers.... Read More

Tweets Like Weapons

Thanks to Andrea Zapparoli Manzoni for suggesting the original concept of Consumerization of Warfare and this update.... Read More

The Hand of The Lulz Boat For the CNAIPIC Hack?

After the initial surprise more details are being divulged about the CNAIPIC Hack disclosed this morning. CNAIPIC stands for Centro Nazionale Anticrimine Informatico per la Protezione delle Infrastrutture Critiche) and in practice corresponds to Italian Cyber Police.  The event was so resounding to deserve ample space on foreign press as well, starting from BBC, which shows that it has not a mere technical meaning.... Read More

Italian Cyber Police Hacked?

Update: Anonymous Italy posted the content of the statement in Italian, meanwhile BBC and Gizmodo suggest an internal origin for the hack.
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AnonPlus Hacked (Again) by Syrian Group

Update August 9: Anonplus defaced once again by Syrian Hackers!... Read More

The Two Faces of Hacking

My colleague Massimo Biagiotti suggested me this interesting matrix from IEEE which originally indicated some of the biggest and best stories assessed along two dimensions: innovation and impact.... Read More