Flame and Stuxnet? Latest Short News of June 3, 2012

Why antivirus companies like mine failed to catch Flame and Stuxnet

A couple of days ago, I received an e-mail from Iran. It was sent by an analyst from the Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team, and it was informing me about a piece of malware their team had found infecting a variety of Iranian computers. This turned out to be Flame: the malware that has now been front-page news worldwideSee More

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  • The world’s scariest computer virus

Its code is 20 times larger than Stuxnet, the mysterious computer worm that temporarily crippled Iran’s Siemens nuclear centrifuges, and it “might be the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed” according to Kaspersky Lab, a Russian-based cybersecurity firm. Kaspersky published the findings of its analysis Monday in addition to the Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team and Budapest University … See More

  • Stuxnet and other big worms and viruses

A close-up of code contained in the Flame virus. The virus has been spotted in Iran, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon. The virus is one of the most sophisticated ever developed, able to activate computer microphones, log keystrokes and steal data, among other capabilities … See More

  • Stuxnet, Flame and fulfilling the dream of Sun Tzu

It’s becoming the weapon of choice in the Middle East, as news continues to stream in about old and new viruses. The latest development comes from The New York Times, where David Sanger reports that the United States and Israel jointly developed the Stuxnet virus that took down Iran’s nuclear centrifuges two years ago … See More

  • Bigger Than Flame, Stronger Than Stuxnet: Why ‘Idiot’ Humans Are Best Cyber Weapon

Flame, publicly disclosed earlier this week and found in dozens of computers in Iran and the Middle East, is thought to be the biggest cyber espionage program ever, capable of recording just about everything that is done on an infected system, all while staying hidden from the user … See More

  • Why Antivirus Companies Like Mine Failed to Catch Flame and Stuxnet

A couple of days ago, I received an e-mail from Iran. It was sent by an analyst from the Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team, and it was informing me about a piece of malware their team had found infecting a variety of Iranian computers … See More

  • The Pandora’s Box of Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame

It would be awesome if someone could develop a stealth computer program that could infiltrate enemy systems to surreptitiously gather data, or possibly even to shut down or damage elements of the nation’s critical infrastructure. It would be a much more efficient method of obtaining covert intelligence or crippling enemy capabilities without putting lives in danger … See More

  • Risk of boomerangs a reality in cyber war

Obama administration is warning American businesses about an unusually potent computer virus that infected Iran’s oil industry even as suspicions persist that the United States is responsible for secretly creating and unleashing cyberweapons against foreign countries … See More

  • Flame Malware’s Ties To Stuxnet, Duqu: Details Emerge

Three of the most high-profile pieces of malware to have been discovered in the past two years have been Stuxnet, Duqu, and as of this week, Flame. Now, researchers are suggesting that whoever commissioned Stuxnet and Duqu also ordered up Flame … See More

  • Stux to be you: Barack Obama behind Stuxnet virus – report

US President Barack Obama was behind the Stuxnet cyber attack on Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities last year. Obama accelerated the attacks – codenamed “Olympic Games” – that began during the Bush administration, even after the Stuxnet virus escaped the plant and caused cyber destruction around the world, the New York Times reported … See More

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