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The virus allegedly created by Israel and the U.S. to infiltrate Iran’s nuclear facility in 2012 could be more dangerous than initially believed, Ralph Langer writes for Foreign Policy. Langer calls the first version of the two-part Stuxnet virus showed the hacking community a method for how to attack hard targets. He wrote that that the […] More
Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have discovered a virus that steals bank account information from victims and has similar code to the Stuxnet and Flame viruses, CNNMoney reports. According to David Goldman’s report, the “Gauss” virus appears to not be stealing any money but is tracking other financial activity such as login information. Stuxnet and Flame […] More
Cyber researchers believe that a recent virus found in networks in the Middle East has similarities with a 2010 virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear weapons system, Reuters reports. According to reporters Jim Finkle and Joseph Mann, Kasperksy Lab and Symantec executives spoke at a Reuters event Monday about the Flame virus, which was originally discovered […] More
Reports surfaced Monday that Iran’s main oil terminal and the oil ministry suffered a cyber attack by a virus similar to the Stuxnet worm, Reuters reports.  The virus was detected inside the control systems of Kharg Island, which handles Iran’s crude oil exports, the report said. The state oil company company reported that the terminal […] More
U.S. Cyber Command’s top lawyer told attendees at a George Washington University event that lawyers could have helped develop the Stuxnet computer worm, AOL Defense reports.  The Department of Homeland Security determined the worm could threaten critical infrastructure. Air Force Col. Gary Brown claimed lawyers may have helped develop the worm because it was designed […] More
Officials from the Department of Homeland Security warned Congress yesterday that potential variants of the Stuxnet worm could threaten important U.S. infrastructures. Roberta Stempfley and Sean P. McGurk from the DHS’ Office of Cyber Security and Communications appeared before House members and stressed the importance of strengthened cybersecurity efforts across the federal government. They said […] More
Experts may be divided on the exact dangers of Stuxnet, which some dubbed the most sophisticated malware to date, but most agree it took the cyber threat to the next level. As opposed to a traditional cyber attack, Stuxnet was able to do actual physical damage, which opened a whole new can of (malware) worms. […] More
A senior Iranian military official is accusing Siemens of helping the United States and Israel unleash last year’s Stuxnet worm, a highly complex piece of malware that targeted Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to media reports. “Our executive officials should legally follow up the case of Siemens SCADA software which prepared the ground for the Stuxnet […] More
Snobbish protestations to the contrary, Stuxnet is a big deal in the cyber world. The little (computer) worm that targeted Iran's nuclear program and served as a middle-of-the-night, cold-sweat wake-up call for cybersecurity professionals the world over was not merely the opening shot in a cyber war, a recent Vanity Fair article argues. It was […] More
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 that Topiary, a hacktivist linked to Anonymous, claimed on Twitter to have gained possession of the malware, saying “Anonymous is now in possession of Stuxnet […] More
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 networks, demonstrated the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to malicious hacking. But former counterterrorism czar and cybersecurity guru Richard Clarke says Stuxnet was actually a failure. […] More
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 Rogozin to NATO urged the alliance to join Moscow in delving deeper into the issue of who had unleashed the complex malware that hit Iran’s […] More
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