Blog Posts Tagged with "Stuxnet"

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Warns of Cyber Arms Race

June 18, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"With confirmation that the United States was behind the 2010 cyberattack on Iran's nuclear enrichment facility, the world has officially entered a new era of warfare... The parallels with the invention and first use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are eerie," writes Benedict...

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Will the Next Stuxnet be a Russian - Iranian Creation?

June 18, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Russia has very advanced cyber capabilities, and they have shared military hardware and tech with middle east nations before. It is not a big leap to think that they could and would share cyber warfare technology with these nations, especially if they rely on these nations for energy reserve...

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Microsoft May Be Infiltrated by Government Cyber Operatives

June 18, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“If there is an operation under way and being run by a US intelligence agency it would make perfect sense for them to plant moles inside Microsoft to assist in pulling it off... This makes you think that this breach of Microsoft's update system was done by someone like the NSA..." said F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen...

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Flame's MD5 Collision: Most Worrisome Security Discovery of 2012

June 15, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Stuxnet, Duqu and Flame have used false certificates to infiltrate a network. Action must be taken today to discover and root out MD5 certificates from the enterprise. We are beyond the proof of concept stage. Certificate attacks will be with us as long as MD5 based certificates are used to authenticate critical systems....

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The Need for Improved Critical Infrastructure Protection

June 13, 2012 Added by:William Mcborrough

Tackling the problem of critical infrastructure protection will take concerted efforts from the public and private sectors. An appropriate governance structure is needed to avoid the inevitable over-reaction that will follow the inevitable catastrophic attack against our critical infrastructure...

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Cybergate: Stuxnet and Flame are Related

June 11, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Contrary to previous reports that Stuxnet and Flame were unrelated, the authors apparently worked together at one point. If this is the case we might begin looking for evidence of more code from Operation Olympic Games floating around. Flame provides a framework for future warfare in cyberspace...

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Researchers: Flame Malware Shares Stuxnet Virus Module

June 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Despite the fact that Stuxnet has been the subject of in-depth analysis... the mysterious 'resource 207' from 2009 has gone largely unnoticed. But it turns out that this is the missing link between Flame and Stuxnet... Clearly, these two pieces of exploit code were written by the same programmer..."

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Attorney General Taps Federal Prosecutors for Stuxnet Leak

June 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

With the appointment of special investigators by Holder, the probe has widened to include the disclosure of the development of the Stuxnet virus, which infected systems that provided operations control for Iranian production networks, and was most likely produced to stifle Iran's nuclear weapons program...

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Flame On: Cry Havoc and Let Loose the Dogs of Cyberfoolery

June 08, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It is comical that there are calls in the Senate to investigate the “leaks and leakers” who talked to Sanger about their digital daring do Stuxnet. All you really need to do Mr. Senator is walk up to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and knock on the oval office door. You can find the leaker there I can assure you...

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Post-Stuxnet: Siemens Improves ICS-SCADA Security

June 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"The introduction of our new Simatic CP and Scalance products only help to bolster Siemens' industrial security portfolio, but as we stress to our customers, there is no silver bullet to cybersecurity threats. Maintaining security is an ongoing process for plants and enterprises"...

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Is this the Official Beginning of a Cyberwar on the Internet?

June 06, 2012 Added by:Lee Munson

Even though we came close to a confirmation with the Stuxnet attack, can you really say that it is the beginning of a cyber war? All we can really say now is that it is the escalation of one that has already been ongoing. It is assumed that we are in the middle of a cyber war already...

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FBI Opens Investigation into Stuxnet Attack Leaks

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The FBI is probing the source of recently leaked information regarding covert cyber operations conducted by the U.S. government, particularly the Stuxnet attacks. Stuxnet is largely considered to be a game changer because the virus affected kinetic damage on equipment the targeted systems controlled...

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Operation Olympic Game, Project X and the Assault on Security

June 04, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

The IT security industry has found a new threat actor: The United States. If DARPA is developing new attack methodologies then the industry will develop new defenses in response. The use of cyber weapons is going to pit the US military and intelligence community against the IT security industry...

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Stuxnet: Classified Disclosures for Political Gain

June 04, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Operations Security or OPSEC is strictly enforced in the military, this is one of the basic tenets of Information Operations. We have had problems with Senators and Congressmen in the past disclosing classified information when doing so suited their purpose. Now the President has become the “Discloser in Chief”...

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Flame Virus: A Controlled Burn?

June 02, 2012 Added by:Larry Karisny

What Flame is doing in the Middle East attacks can be done in other countries, even the ones releasing the attack. The technical nature of computer virus propagation could leak the virus to unintended areas, as happened with Stuxnet. Playing with these vulnerabilities is like playing with fire...

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The Atomic Bomb of Cyberspace

June 02, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

Warfare in cyberspace has always been clean, antiseptic and as long as nobody admitted it, attribution was almost impossible. But now we have a bad guy and it is us. Once cyberweapons become sophisticated enough to cause widespread damage, the United States will be blamed for starting it all...

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