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2013-06-11 08:24:05

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates and ARNHEM, the Netherlands, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than elsewhere, the energy sector in the Middle East is vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Although governments and companies have raised concern, the awareness in the region for cyber threats is insufficient in relation to the technology developments and the level of impact a cyber-attack could have on an average Middle Eastern utility.What is needed is that national governments start to...

US Cyber Command Prepares For Virtual Warfare
2013-06-07 11:08:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facing constant attacks from Chinese hackers, the US military is gearing up for a high-tech battle to defend national secrets and American companies. According to Reuters, the cyber warfare arm of the military, Cyber Command, is packing its $358 million command center with another three to four thousand soldiers to ward off incoming assaults from China, Russia and elsewhere. Cyber Command is lead by Army General Keith Alexander,...

2013-05-07 23:27:09

According to a recent report, Chinese hackers just got their hands on some valuable information about weaknesses in the US infrastructure. Global Digital Forensics founder, Joe Caruso, took some time to talk about these kinds of vulnerabilities, how attackers target and compromise SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, long known to be a serious risk, and some steps that can be taken to mitigate that risk. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Last week, The Washington Free...

2013-05-02 23:22:53

Protecting an organization´s ESI (Electronically Stored Information) from sophisticated and advanced cyber threats can seem like a daunting mountain to climb, but according to Verizon´s 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report, US businesses need to spend a lot more time handling the simple threats first. Global Digital Forensics founder and CEO, Joe Caruso, weighs in on the report and the importance having at least the basics of cyber security very well covered before concentrating...

2013-04-26 12:31:15

ABINGDON, England, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaspersky Lab warns of the risks to critical infrastructure, manufacturing and communications if action is not taken now Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, is urging greater collaboration between the UK government and the private sector to address the very real and potentially devastating threat of cyberwarfare and the consequent risks posed to critical infrastructure....

US Air Force Adds New Weapons To Their Cyber Arsenal
2013-04-09 11:42:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As the Stuxnet attack against an Iranian nuclear reactor has shown, modern warfare can be carried out on digital networks as well as on the battlefield. The US Air Force has likely realized this and is now designated six new cyber weapons. And according to Reuters, the Air Force will now use this expanded class of weapons to try to attract extra cash to their weapons budget. In a recent conference held in Colorado Springs,...

2013-03-15 12:31:52

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Trend Micro Threat Researcher Kyle Wilhoit will present "Who's Really Attacking Your ICS Equipment?" at Blackhat Europe 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ICS/SCADA systems have been the talk of the security community for the last two years due to Stuxnet, Flame, and several other threats and attacks. While the importance and lack of security around ICS systems is well documented and widely known, this talk illustrates Internet...

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...

2013-02-12 12:28:22

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a survey of nearly 700 SCADA and other control system operators, awareness of risk is high, while protections are lagging. "Control system cyber assets are vulnerable, threats are escalating and the industry is aware of these facts," says survey paper author Matthew Luallen, a senior SANS analyst and SCADA/process control system expert who teaches on this subject at DePaul University. "Stuxnet can be cited for...

Eric Schmidt
2013-02-03 06:39:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A forthcoming new book penned by Google´s Eric Schmidt has called China “the most sophisticated and prolific” hacker of foreign companies, according to a variety of media reports published late last week. Furthermore, in the forthcoming book, the Mountain View, California-based company´s executive chairman calls the Asian nation “the world´s most active and enthusiastic filterer of...