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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    He shared three Pulitzer Prizes at the paper and is the author of two previous books, "The Inheritance" and "Confront And Conceal" about the joint U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran's nuclear ... for all of us - is that computers are so ubiquitous that ...
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    The other cloud could be a power system, or a data exchange, or another network of computers ... in Natanz, Iran, 2008. Photograph: Ho New / Reuters/REUTERS Mirai, in fact, looks like nothing so much as Stuxnet, another virus discovered within the ...
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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.
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  • 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 ...
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  • Stuxnet
    The cyber weapon that came to be known as Stuxnet was created and built by the NSA in partnership with the CIA and Israeli intelligence in the mid-2000s." China, Jordan, and France are other possibilities, and Siemens may have also participated.
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    WASHINGTON — America’s fast-growing ranks of secret cyberwarriors have in recent years blown up nuclear centrifuges in Iran and turned to computer code and electronic warfare to sabotage North Korea’s missile launches, with mixed results. But since they began training their arsenal of ...
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  • Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran
    Even after the Stuxnet computer worm became public, President Obama accelerated cyberattacks against Iran that had begun in the Bush administration, temporarily disabling 1,000 centrifuges.
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  • An Unprecedented Look at Stuxnet, the World's First ...
    A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot a series of computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly. Again, the cause of the problem was a mystery. That is, until the researchers found a handful of malicious files on one of the systems and discovered the world's first digital weapon.
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  • New cyberweapon discovered; Iranian computers hit
    A massive, data-slurping cyberweapon is circulating in the Middle East, and computers in Iran appear to have been particularly affected, according to a Russian Internet security firm.Moscow-based Kaspersky ...
    05/29/2012 - 10:14 pm | View Website
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