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Kaspersky Labs Warns Of State-Sponsored Spanish Language Malware
2014-02-11 11:05:56

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday security researchers at Kaspersky Labs announced the discovery of cyber-espionage malware, which may have targeted governments and companies in 31 countries. Dubbed “The Mask,” or “Careto,” it is believed to be one of the first Spanish language attacks to have been discovered – yet it may have been active since 2007. This particular malware is quite insidious in that it can siphon sensitive documents from infected...

2014-02-11 08:35:27

ABINGDON, England, February 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New threat actor: Spanish-speaking attackers targeting government institutions, energy, oil & gas companies and other high-profile victims via cross-platform malware toolkit Kaspersky Lab's security research team have announced the discovery of 'The Mask' [http://www.securelist.com/en/downloads/vlpdfs/unveilingthemask_v1.0.pdf ] (aka Careto), an advanced...

Evidence Suggests Stuxnet Goes Back As Far As 2005
2013-02-26 20:44:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online New evidence suggests the developers behind the powerful trojan worm known as Stuxnet may have begun work on the virus as early as 2005, five years before it was first deployed. Though no one has officially claimed ownership of this trojan, it is widely believed Stuxnet was commissioned by Israel and the U.S. to attack Iran´s nuclear plans. Security firm Symantec first found these early roots of Stuxnet, dubbed Stuxnet...

Hackers Exploit Java Vulnerability, Disabling Software May Be Only Option
2013-01-11 14:17:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Security researchers have said that hackers are exploiting a vulnerability in Java to infect computers with malicious software (malware). The exploit was added to the Blackhole exploit toolkit and the Cool Exploit Kit, which are used by cyber-criminals and are the two most popular Web threat tools used to distribute malware. The Blackhole kit is typically installed on websites that are compromised, and it uses vulnerabilities in...

Iran Fights Off New Attack From Enemy Hackers
2012-12-26 13:07:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Iran, which has been targeted in several hacks over the past few years, has been busy battling yet another Stuxnet cyber attack over the past few months, according to the NY Times. This time, an Iranian official is saying foreign enemy hackers have been targeting the southern coast of Iran, home to many important industries, as well as the Culture Ministry Information Center. Though various accounts of these attacks have not...

Malware Targeting Middle Eastern Corporate Databases
2012-11-27 06:19:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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. “In the last couple of years, we have seen highly sophisticated malware used to sabotage the business activities of chosen targets. We have seen malware such as W32.Stuxnet designed to tamper with industrial automation...

Flame Catches Fire Again
2012-10-15 20:56:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. and Israeli governments may have just wanted a way to spy on Iran and break down their nuclear plants when they created and released the Flame malware and Stuxnet worm. Did they also predict that these potent pieces of software were susceptible to being released into the wild and duplicated by those without such patriotic intent? Now, after keeping a diligent eye on the Flame malware in all its variations and...

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2012-08-23 21:24:55

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Career criminal Willie Sutton never actually said that he robbed banks “because that´s where the money is,” and he actually said, “Why did I rob banks? Because I enjoyed it. I loved it.” Today´s cyber-criminals don´t create banking malware because they love it; they do it because the malware is aimed at banks and “that´s where the money is.” This week Internet security firm...

Stuxnet And The Future Of Cyber Warfare
2012-06-06 13:10:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com As our world becomes increasingly interconnected via the series of tubes and wires known as the internet, so too grows the risk of cyber-crime. So far in 2012, we´ve already seen malware strike a large number of Macs, several attacks on large organizations and even the new Flame malware, which is said to be the most advanced and sophisticated malware yet. Now, two different securities officials are saying they are worried about what our future may...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.