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    Ralph Langer: Stuxnet Virus a Two-Part Threat

    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

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    FERC: Power Grid Security Certificates Should Have Shorter Terms

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently responded to questions from top Senate lawmakers on cybersecurity standards for power grids, CNET reports. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Susan Collins (R-Maine), the panel’s senior Republican member, asked the agency to investigate industry standards for authentication and access to control systems. According to […] More

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    Report: Stuxnet, Flame-Like Virus Stealing Financial Info

    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

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    House Intel Chair: Cyber Offense Leaves Private Sector Nets Vulnerable

    The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that reports about the U.S. facilitating cyber attacks against Iran require some skepticism, AOL Defense reports. During remarks at Bloomberg Government event, Rep. Mike Rogers addressed a reported partnership between the U.S. and Israel to develop the Stuxnet and Flame viruses. Stuxnet targeted Iranian industrial systems, […] 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: Researchers Link Stuxnet, Flame Source Codes

    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

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    Mike Lloyd: US Creates Complex Viruses, Vulnerable To Simple Ones

    A cyber expert recently said that the U.S. is vulnerable to cyber attacks despite its ability to create sophisticated computer viruses, Business Insider reports. Mike Lloyd, chief technology officer at Red Seal Networks, told writer Michael Kelley that the country can suffer from attacks that are simpler than the complex Stuxnet worm, which targeted industrial […] 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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