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USB Drive Malware Surfaces At Two US Power Plants
2013-01-17 05:37:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The control systems of two U.S. power plants were found to be infected with malware, according to the latest quarterly newsletter from the U.S. Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT). In both cases, the infections came from USB drives used for data backup or software updates to critical systems used to control power generation equipment, the ICS-CERT said. The organization did not disclose the...

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...

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2012-08-28 20:28:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s alive! Well, not quite, but UT Dallas computer scientists have created a new software that helps develop defense against new kinds of attacks, and in essence it is a monster of sorts. The UT Dallas team, headed by Dr. Kevin Hamlen, associate professor of computer science, created software that can cloak itself as it steals and reconfigures information in a computer program. But Hamlen and doctoral student Vishwath Mohan...

Flame Malware Was The Brainchild Of CIA, NSA And Israeli Military
2012-06-20 10:25:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Flame malware, a sophisticated program that infected numerous computers in the Middle East and was first discovered by researchers at Kaspersky Lab, has been confirmed to be a jointly created effort of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Israeli military to sabotage Iran´s nuclear program, officials familiar with the matter have confirmed, according to the Washington Post. The newspaper cited that...

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...

2011-09-07 14:00:00

Using the âœAdd/Remove Programsâ feature in Windows® Control Panel can leave behind traces of files in the registry; IObitâs Uninstaller 2 can remove all traces of unwanted software to give PC users peace of mind, and better PC performance too. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2011 Left over files belonging to uninstalled programs can lead to system errors and can even crash a PC. IObitâs new version of Uninstaller...


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