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  • Cyber Espionage, a Global Problem - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Espionage, a Global Problem

    In the wake of reports of more countries being targeted by complex malware, cyber espionage has become an increasingly global concern for government and industry leaders over the past year, making loss of sensitive information and data an everyday problem for most nations. Although cyber espionage is relatively new way of stealing secret government and […] More

  • Stuxnet Spreads to Finland - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stuxnet Spreads to Finland

    Corporate espionage is spreading in Finland, and the Land of the Thousands Lakes was recently targeted by the infamous Stuxnet worm, Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reports. The complex malware has been found in at least one institution that uses the industrial equipment targeted by the worm. It has not caused any damage. In addition, Finnish […] More

  • NATO Commander: Cybersecurity Problematic for All Countries - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NATO Commander: Cybersecurity Problematic for All Countries

    In the wake of the Stuxnet worm's destruction and as the U.S. government marks National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the NATO Supreme Allied Commander for Europe Adm. James Stavridis said cybersecurity remained an issue for every nation, according to a report on ExecutiveGov. “Governments are struggling with [cybersecurity] individually,“ he said. “Within their borders, within […] More

  • Notorious Worm Stuxnet Used in Poisoned Search Results - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Notorious Worm Stuxnet Used in Poisoned Search Results

    Cyber crooks are now taking advantage of the infamous Stuxnet worm as a way to deploy malicious code. Trend Micro researcher Ivan Macalintal has discovered poisoned search results leveraging on this notorious malware threat. Among the search strings used in this blackhat SEO campaign were “stuxnet SCADA,“ “stuxnet removal tool,“ “stuxnet cleanup,“ “stuxnet siemens“ and […] More

  • Stuxnet, an Inside Job? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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

  • European Union Considers Stronger Cybersecurity, Stricter Penalties for Hackers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    European Union Considers Stronger Cybersecurity, Stricter Penalties for Hackers

    Europe must build stronger defenses against cyber attacks and enforce harsher punishments against convicted hackers, the European Commission said yesterday. According to AFP, the commission proposed a new regulation imposing a prison sentence of at least two years for using malicious software or stealing computer passwords to commit a crime. For more serious crimes committed […] More

  • Twitter Worm Spreads Vulgar Messages - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Twitter Worm Spreads Vulgar Messages

    In the light of the Stuxnet malware, a newly discovered worm spreading vulgar tweets may seem on the humorous side. However, those affected by this malicious code are not laughing, having seen how the virus spread messages saying they liked having inappropriate relations with goats, Sophos reports. Twitter users found their accounts were posting the […] More

  • Expert: Sweden Stands No Chance against Attack of Stuxnet Magnitude - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Expert: Sweden Stands No Chance against Attack of Stuxnet Magnitude

    Sweden would never have been able to protect itself against a worm like Stuxnet, and an attack by a similarly complex malware on the kingdom’s critical infrastructure would have had devastating–even fatal–consequences, warns a cybersecurity expert. TrueSec‘s security expert Marcus Murray told Dagens Nyheter the 1.18 megabyte virus that infected personal computers at Iran’s nuclear […] More

  • Stuxnet Worm Suspected of Targeting 'High-Value' Infrastructure in Iran - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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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