Last week’s Pentagon report disclosing the breach that allowed Chinese hackers to infiltrate some of America’s most advanced weapons systems reveals the U.S.’s gaping online vulnerabilities.
A group of NATO researchers say the Stuxnet attacks were an illegal act of force against Iran, as is outlined in a new manual that makes international law applicable to cyber warfare.
The earliest version of Stuxnet we knew of dated back to 2009. Today, Symantec uncovered an earlier malware thought to be Stuxnet 0.5, created in 2005.
An Air Force commander is bringing to light concerns the government has over a growing cyber offense in Iran, promising that the Defense Department will soon add 1,000 people to the Air Force’s “cyber” department.
A news outlet in Iran says that the Stuxnet virus attacked two of its facilities — a power plant and the Culture Ministry — and believes the U.S. and Israel are behind the strike.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is freaked out, and for good reason. He advised America today that the country is in danger of a cyber attack that could end in civilian death.
Flame, the malware related to the infamous Stuxnet that hit Iranian nuclear systems in 2010, may have three sisters in the wild, according to new research by Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab.
Researchers at security firms Kaspersky Lab and Crysys Lab released tools today to detect if your computer is infected by the Gauss virus, a piece of malware that focuses on stealing bank account login credentials.
Thirty percent of the world’s nuclear power is produced in the United States at 104 reactors concentrated on the Eastern seaboard. What if the Flame and Stuxnet viruses that wreaked havoc on Iran’s nuclear efforts were repurposed by unfriendly nations to attack the U.S.?
Stuxnet has been called the most sophisticated computer worm ever created. We know there are siblings to the malware which took down Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, but now Kaspersky labs is saying there may be up to four other worms in the family tree.
Stuxnet, the computer worm that spread among industrial machinery, is commonly believed to have been created by Israeli and American intelligence forces to take down the nuclear weapons machinery in Iran.
Confirming months-long suspicions, Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad admitted today that his country’s uranium enrichment centrifuges had been affected by a malicious computer worm. Western Diplomats said last week that the Stuxnet virus had damaged Iran’s centrifuges, which could be used to make fuel for nuclear power or nuclear weapons.
Iranian officials have confirmed that the Stuxnet computer worm has infected at least 30,000 computers in the country.