Two Italians referred to as the “Occhionero brothers” have been arrested and accused of using malware, codenamed "EyePyramid", and a carefully-prepared spear-phishing scheme to spy on high-profile...
Federico Maggi is a Senior Threat Researcher with Trend Micro’s Forward-Looking Threat Research (FTR) team, an elite team of researchers whose mission is to fight against cyber criminals and scout the future of emerging technologies, striving to predict and prevent emerging security risks and threats.
His research interests, mainly developed during his MSc and PhD, revolve around various topics under the “cyber security” and “cyber crime” umbrella terms, including threat analysis, malware analysis, mobile security, financial fraud analysis and detection, web and social-network security and data analysis.
Before joining Trend Micro, he was an Assistant Professor in the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), Politecnico di Milano in Italy, where he co-directed the system-security group at the NECST Laboratory. In his career he has collaborated with several research groups (e.g., UCSB, FORTH, NEU, Stony Brook, KU Leven, and RHUL) and has given several lectures and talks as an invited speaker at international venues and research schools. He also serves in the review or organizing committees of well-known conferences.