List/Grid Tag Archives: Stuxnet

Bruce Schneier: Stop 'Battle of Metaphors' when Discussing Cyber

Bruce Schneier: Stop 'Battle of Metaphors' when Discussing Cyber

The threat of cyber warfare is greatly exaggerated and using salacious phrases such as “cyber Armageddon” will only make the situation worse, according to a security expert. Bruce Schneier, chief… Read more »

Anonymous Claims to Have Stuxnet Code

Anonymous Claims to Have Stuxnet Code

A member of Anonymous claims to have the code for the infamous Stuxnet worm that last year wreaked havoc across the world and targeted Iranian nuclear plants. The Register reported… Read more »

Minister: Canada Faces 'Significant' Cyber Threat

Minister: Canada Faces 'Significant' Cyber Threat

Canada faces escalating threats from cyber attacks by foreign spies, hackers and terrorists, and experts warn more must be done to strengthen the country’s cybersecurity and response systems, according to… Read more »

Richard Clarke: Stuxnet Failure Leads to Cyber Boomerang

Richard Clarke: Stuxnet Failure Leads to Cyber Boomerang

Stuxnet is a word that has struck fear in the hearts of cyber experts the world over. The advanced computer worm, which bored its way into Iranian nuclear program computer… Read more »

Russia: Stuxnet Could Have Prompted 'New Chernobyl'

Russia: Stuxnet Could Have Prompted 'New Chernobyl'

A senior Russian diplomat says a recent cyber attack targeting Iran’s nuclear program with the Stuxnet worm could have triggered a “new Chernobyl,” The Associated press reported. Russia’s ambassador Dmitry… Read more »

Cyber Expert: Stuxnet was a US-Israeli Effort

Cyber Expert: Stuxnet was a US-Israeli Effort

Stuxnet, the worm that allegedly targeted Iran’s nuclear facilities, must have been nationally sponsored, claims a security expert. Panda Security Laboratories Technical Director Luis Corrons told Hürriyet Daily News &… Read more »

Iranian Cyber Army Takes Aim

Iranian Cyber Army Takes Aim

Following in the footsteps of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, Iran released plans to launch its own cyber policing unit, The Associated Press reported. Iran’s Cyber Army, rumored to have Revolutionary… Read more »

McAfee 2011 Threat Index: Sophisticated Cyber Threats Hiding in Plain Sight

McAfee 2011 Threat Index: Sophisticated Cyber Threats Hiding in Plain Sight

2010 was a breakout year for cybersecurity: from the revelations of the attack on Google, Operation Aurora, and the controversy surrounding WikiLeaks, to the Stuxnet worm, which targeted Iran’s critical… Read more »

Howard Schmidt: Cyber Threat 'Exaggerated'

Howard Schmidt: Cyber Threat 'Exaggerated'

You can barely turn a page in a newspaper–or on your e-reader–without getting bombarded with an impending sense of doom originating from cyber attacks and malicious hackers. However, according to… Read more »

DHS Will Lead on Cybersecurity, Napolitano Says

DHS Will Lead on Cybersecurity, Napolitano Says

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said last week the first step in dealing with cybersecurity is changing how people, both in the government and out, view it. “Cyberspace is… Read more »

Rodney Joffe: In 2011, Look Out for Web Traffic Hijacking

Rodney Joffe: In 2011, Look Out for Web Traffic Hijacking

Businesses should brace themselves for Internet traffic hijacking and sophisticated attacks on computerized control systems in 2011, according to a cybersecurity expert. In an interview with ComputerWeekly, Rodney Joffe, senior… Read more »

Jeff Carr: China 'Most Likely Candidate for Stuxnet’s Origin'

Jeff Carr: China 'Most Likely Candidate for Stuxnet’s Origin'

Swirling speculations about  possible culprits behind the Stuxnet worm have mostly focused on  Israel or the United States. But a cyber expert says there is another key suspect involved. In… Read more »

DHS Official: No Impact of Stuxnet on US Systems

DHS Official: No Impact of Stuxnet on US Systems

The Stuxnet worm does not seem to have impacted any systems in the United States, according to a Department of Defense official Greg Schaffer, assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS, told… Read more »

Experts Dismiss News of Stuxnet Source Code Sold on Black Market

Experts Dismiss News of Stuxnet Source Code Sold on Black Market

A British news organization’s recent claims about the source code to the Stuxnet worm being sold on the black market are being dismissed by security experts. In a news story… Read more »

Iran Confirms Cyber Attack on Nuclear Plants

Iran Confirms Cyber Attack on Nuclear Plants

Iran admitted Monday that its controversial uranium enrichment centrifuges had been targeted by a virus, but President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad did not confirm it was the Stuxnet worm, Reuters reports. The… Read more »

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