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  • Iran: Siemens Aided US, Israel Launch Stuxnet Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Iran: Siemens Aided US, Israel Launch Stuxnet Attack

    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

  • Stuxnet is Cyber 'Hiroshima' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stuxnet is Cyber 'Hiroshima'

    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

  • Spy Chief: Digital Pearl Harbor Could Happen - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Spy Chief: Digital Pearl Harbor Could Happen

    CIA Director Leon E. Panetta told a U.S. House panel Thursday cybersecurity is the international “battleground of the future,” echoing FBI head Robert S. Mueller‘s concerns about cybersecurity being a growing problem. Appearing before the House intelligence committee, which was holding a hearing on worldwide threats, Panetta said he does not think there is any […] More

  • Israel Hires Hackers to Cyber Spy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Israel Hires Hackers to Cyber Spy

    A military spokesman said the Israeli army is seeking “hackers who were born and raised online” to break into databases for espionage purposes, Ynet news reported. Speaking at a panel on the subject of  the digital medium as strategic weapon in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Avi Benayahu said the Israeli army was searching […] More

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    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 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

  • Cyber Expert: Stuxnet was a US-Israeli Effort - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 & Economic Review when the price of the worm is considered, it is very likely the Stuxnet work was supported by a national government. Corrons spoke […] More

  • Iranian Cyber Army Takes Aim - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 Guard affiliation, begins its mission this month. The army will monitor the Net for traces of political opposition and cyber attacks. Calling it part of […] More

  • Iran Confirms Cyber Attack on Nuclear Plants - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 Iranian president told a news conference that Iran would attend talks about nuclear issues Dec. 5, but restated its position that its uranium enrichment program […] More

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    Stuxnet, an Inside Job?

    The Stuxnet worm blamed for infecting hundreds of thousands computers and critical infrastructure in Iran could have been an inside job, according to security experts. Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told V3.co.uk the malware could have been created by someone with detailed knowledge of Siemens’ computer systems, possibly a current or former employee. […] More

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    Stuxnet Worm Suspected of Targeting 'High-Value' Infrastructure in Iran

    One of the most sophisticated and complex pieces of malware ever detected was probably targeting “high-value” infrastructure in Iran, BBC News reports. Some researchers claim the intricacy of Stuxnet indicates the malware could only have been created by a national government agency. Experts believe the malware to be the first of its kind to target […] More

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