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Stuxnet-Level Malware Spying on State Networks

Russian sites hit hardest by 'Red October' in recent years, says Kaspersky Labs

(Newser) - A highly sophisticated network of hackers has been spying on hundreds of diplomatic computers around the world unnoticed for about five years, reports the Christian Science Monitor . The "Red October" malware being used is on par with the notorious Stuxnet and Flame viruses, but this time criminals—as opposed... More »

New 'Flame' Virus Found; EU Boosts Iran Sanctions

'Mini-flame' could steal data, control systems: experts

(Newser) - Cyber-security experts have spotted a small but precise "mini-virus" riding on the heels of Flame, the espionage tool designed by Israel and the US to undermine Iran's nuclear facilities , reports YNet News . Dubbed "mini-Flame," the new virus appears "designed to steal data and control infected... More »

Flame-Linked Malware Hits Lebanon

Gauss spyware nabs bank credentials, may attack infrastructure

(Newser) - Looks like the people who created Flame are at it again. New malware has struck at least 2,500 computers in 25 countries, the lion's share in Lebanon, Wired reports, noting that "the discovery appears to add to the steadily growing arsenal of malware created by the US... More »

Iran Reports 'Massive Cyber Attack'

Tehran says it detected strike in time

(Newser) - Iran says it sniffed out and prevented a fresh "massive cyber attack" against its nuclear facilities—and it's not being shy about who it suspects is behind it. "Based on obtained information, America and the Zionist regime along with the MI6 planned an operation to launch a... More »

US, Israel Developed Flame to Burn Iran Nuke Efforts

Nations joined forces on virus, Stuxnet cyber attacks: sources

(Newser) - Surprise, surprise. The US and Israel together devised the malevolent Flame computer virus to snarl Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weaponry, reports the Washington Post . The massive malware has been monitoring Iran's computer networks and sending back a stream of intelligence to aid the Stuxnet-linked malfunctions in Iran'... More »

Cybersleuths Link Flame, Stuxnet

Kaspersky finding suggests two viruses originated in US or Israel

(Newser) - Cybersecurity researchers said yesterday that they'd found a link between the infrastructure-wrecking cyberweapon known as Stuxnet and the recently-discovered Flame virus—possibly offering a new clue about the latter's origins. Kaspersky Labs expert Alexander Gostev said in a blog post that his company had identified a similarity between... More »

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