Latest Stuxnet Stories

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...

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...

2013-01-21 23:03:32

From the famous Stuxnet cyber attack which crippled the Iranian nuclear program in 2010, to the recently released reports about 2 US power plants being infected by malware, USB stick delivery has again proven to be a highly effective way to not only help hackers infiltrate corporate networks, but also jump the "air gap” to internal networks and industrial control systems not even connected to the outside world. Global Digital Forensics offers a tailored social engineering testing...

US Official Warns Against Potential Cyber Threats From Iran
2013-01-18 09:00:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling threatened from the 2010 Stuxnet attack against their nuclear plants, Iran is improving its cyber-attack program and could have America in its sights, says one US General. According to Bloomberg, General William Shelton, the head of the US Air Force Space Command, believes that Iran is the biggest cyber threat facing the US today. “They are going to be a force to be reckoned with, with the potential...

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...

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