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    Report: Developers of Flame Created Three Other Viruses

    Moscow-based antivirus company Kaspersky Lab found that the developers of the Flame malware have also developed at least four viruses in total, NextGov reports. Although the purpose of the others are still unknown, Kasperksy said one of the other malwares directs infected computers “out to a sinkhole.” Kaspersky Lab also found “further clues of the […] More

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    Qatar Gas Firm Gets Virus, 2nd Middle East Utility Hit in a Week

    A large supplier of liquified natural gas based in Qatar was recently infected by a virus that paralyzed the firm’s internal email services, Doha News reports. A spokeswoman for RasGas told the website the virus did not affect cargo operations and gas production at its facility in Ras Laffan in Qatar’s northeastern coast. However, the […] More

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    Report: Flame Virus Foreshadows Future Cyber Warfare

    Iran turned to a Hungarian cyber lab and a Russian security firm for answers after the country discovered the Flame virus, the Washington Post reports. Kapersky Lab experts concluded that Flame was created by the same group or groups that developed the Stuxnet worm, which targeted industrial systems and equipment. A former U.S. intelligence official […] More

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    Report: Iran Cyber Threat Perceptions Fueled by House Hearing

    Experts told House lawmakers this week that they believe Iran is a bigger threat than China or Russia, having passed developmental stages for offensive capabilities and moved onto defensive efforts in cyberspace, GCN reports.  Ilan Berman, vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council, told attendees of a joint House Homeland Security Committee subcommittee meeting that […] More

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    Report: Iran Oil Organizations Suffer Stuxnet-Like Attack

    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

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    Report: Iran Claims Success in Decoding US Drone Data

    Iranian officials are claiming that they successfully decoded a U.S. drone that was captured last year, Reuters reports.  Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division, told the state news agency that Iranian engineers were close to completing the decoding for the Sentinel.  Iran reported that it captured the unmanned aircraft in […] More

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    Iran Seeking Web Content Monitoring Tech

    Iran is openly seeking a vendor to provide information on Internet firewalls for filtering and monitoring web content.  Iran’s ministry of information and communications technology issued a request for information, translated from Farsi and reported by Ars Technica, asking organizations and companies to describe software that could be used for censorship. The RFI, posted April […] More

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    Experts Doubt Iran's Claims of being Cyber Attacked

    More than a week after Iran said it had been the victim of another cyber attack by foreign adversaries, computer security experts around the globe are voicing their skepticism about the country’s claims. After the Stuxnet incident last year, Iran claims it was recently hit with another cyber attack. The Iranian government said it suspected […] More

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    Anonymous Launches OpIran

    Hacktivist collective Anonymous has announced OpIran, a new campaign designed to launch denial-of-service attacks at Iranian websites, according to news reports. Addressing the Iranian people, a post on AnonNews.org noted how “an era of change is sweeping the world,” and workers everywhere are taking their place to lead and control their destiny. “The people of […] More

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    Iran Claims 'Stars' Virus Hit Gov't Computers

    Iran claims to have discovered a new espionage virus targeting its government computers, BBC News reported. The malware — dubbed Stars — has been able to inflict minor damage, according to the head of Iran’s civil defense organization. If the reports are correct, it would be the second major cyber attack in a year, after […] More

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