New Cyberweapon Discovered; Iran Computers Hit

A massive, data-slurping cyberweapon is circulating in the Middle East, according to a Russian Internet security firm.

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  • The grim state of cybersecurity: It’s awful, and it’s only going to get worse
    The result: “Companies don’t have a lot of incentive to write secure code or to produce secure Web sites and apps because they view the cost of doing so to outweigh the cost of fixing it when things are discovered ... China, Iran and North Korea ...
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  • The Scientific Paper Is Obsolete
    These programs tend to be both so sloppily written and so central to the results that it’s contributed to a replication crisis, or put another way, a failure of the paper to perform its most basic task: to report what you’ve actually discovered ...
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  • Say Hello To America's New Money-Minded Cyberweapon
    A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and … Advertisement Discovered by researchers at ... and has compromised at least 2,500 computers, more than two thirds of which are in Lebanon.
    08/10/2012 - 2:00 pm | View Link
  • Gauss Cyberweapon Targets Middle East, 'Hot Spot'
    Gauss primarily targets personal computers ... Iran, which may explain why Lebanon was targeted in this attack. All in the Family Other previously detected cyber weapons have also targeted the Middle East and Iran. Stuxnet was the first to be discovered ...
    08/9/2012 - 9:30 am | View Link
  • Iran claims to have defeated 'Flame' cyberweapon after attack on oil industry
    Iran has acknowledged that Stuxnet affected a limited number of its centrifuges -- a key component in the production of nuclear fuel -- at its main uranium enrichment facility in the central city of Natanz. But Tehran has said its scientists discovered and ...
    05/30/2012 - 5:24 am | View Link
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  • Trisis has the security world spooked ...
    At first, technicians at multinational energy giant Schneider Electric thought they were looking at the everyday software used to manage equipment inside nuclear and petroleum plants around the world.
    04/16/2018 - 1:04 pm | View Website
  • Gates of Vienna
    After being taken down twice by Blogger within a single week, we got the message: It’s Time To Go. Gates of Vienna has moved to a new address:
    04/15/2018 - 3:54 am | View Website
  • CIA activities in Iran
    Iran was reported to have "beefed up" its cyberwar capabilities following the Stuxnet attack, and has been suspected of retaliatory attacks against US banks.
    04/14/2018 - 11:55 am | View Website
  • Stuxnet
    Discovery. Stuxnet, discovered by Sergey Ulasen, initially spread via Microsoft Windows, and targeted Siemens industrial control systems.While it is not the first time that hackers have targeted industrial systems, nor the first publicly known intentional act of cyberwarfare to be implemented, it is the first discovered malware that spies on ...
    04/14/2018 - 10:36 am | View Website
  • Cyberweapon Warning From Kaspersky, a Computer Security ...
    MOSCOW — When Eugene Kaspersky, the founder of Europe ’s largest antivirus company, discovered the Flame virus that is afflicting computers in Iran and the Middle East, he recognized it as a technologically sophisticated virus that only a government could create. He also recognized that the ...
    10/28/2017 - 2:00 am | View Website
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