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International News Archive - November 27, 2012

Malware Targeting Middle Eastern Corporate Databases

Experts have uncovered a new strain of malware that modified corporate databases in the Middle East, although the virus appears to be a form of corporate sabotage rather than a high-threat cyber-weapon.

Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]