Did a USB Stick Infect a Russian Nuclear Plant with Stuxnet?

There's a common misconception that you need to be connected to the internet to get infected with malware. Well, that's not true and, according to renowned cybersecurity expert Eugene Kaspersky, the folks at a nuclear power plant in Russia learned this the hard way. » 11/11/13 2:03pm 11/11/13 2:03pm

An Unknown Hacker Group Claims That It Shut Down the World's Largest…

The NY Times is reporting that unknown computer hackers who call themselves "Cutting Sword of Justice" have claimed responsibility for spreading a malicious virus into Saudi Aramco, the Saudi government-owned oil company that's also the world's largest, and destroying three-quarters of all its computers. The hackers used … » 8/23/12 5:52pm 8/23/12 5:52pm

Someone's Trying To Shut Down Power Plants—With a Virus

Earlier this year, a devastating virus dubbed Flame made its way through power plants in Iran, wreaking havoc on system software, and prompting the country to disconnect itself from the internet. Now comes word from Kaspersky Labs that there's a copycat virus doing the same thing to "at least one organization in the… » 8/17/12 11:20am 8/17/12 11:20am

Iran Is Quitting the Internet Because It's Afraid of America

After being dominated by weaponized trojan horses on two different occasions, nuclear loudmouth Iran says it's had enough: it's unplugging from the Internet, hiding, and making its own. » 8/06/12 6:20pm 8/06/12 6:20pm

Obama Ordered Devastating Cyberattacks Against Iran

In June of 2010, a security firm in Belarus called VirusBlokAda reported the first known citing of what we know now as Stuxnet. It was, simply put, the most advanced malware of all time. Its target? Iran. Its origin? Unknown. Until now. » 6/01/12 9:01am 6/01/12 9:01am

Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers

A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.
The malware, discovered by Russia-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, is an espionage toolkit that has been… » 5/28/12 6:00pm 5/28/12 6:00pm

Duqu Framework's Mystery Language Identified as Custom C

When Kaspersky Labs revealed its analysis of the Duqu Trojan earlier this month they were stumped by a block of code that appeared to be a previously unseen programming language. With the help of the Internet, Kaspersky's identified the code, not as a new computer language, but rather, an old one. » 3/19/12 7:44pm 3/19/12 7:44pm

Did the U.S. Create the Conficker Virus to Wipe Out Iran's Nukes?

The Conficker worm was one of the more intriguing and potentially destructive pieces of malware in the past decade. Earlier reports have suggested that Stuxnet was created by the U.S. and Israeli governments, and now Reuters has a source telling them Conficker was also used to negate Iran's nuclear program. » 12/05/11 1:40pm 12/05/11 1:40pm

America's Iran-Busting Cyber Bomb Was So Good It Looked Like an Alien…

Despite no official confirmation by the Pentagon, it's a very safe assumption that the US created the Stuxnet worm (with Israel's help) to take Iran's nuclear reactors offline. But when it was first discovered, it seemed too sophisticated for Earthlings. » 9/26/11 9:01am 9/26/11 9:01am

Take a Peek at the U.S.'s Official Non-Denial Denial About the Stuxnet…

Remember Stuxnet? Iran sure does—it nearly crippled their hazily-defined nuclear program. U.S. involvement was always rumored, but never confirmed. That's still the case, even after Dep. Defense Sec. William Lynn's non-denial this week, but, I mean, come on. [BB] » 5/29/11 6:00pm 5/29/11 6:00pm

Israel's Dimona Nuclear Facility Splits Time as Cyberweapon Testing…

Stuxnet, the complex computer worm that nearly crippled Iran's still-functioning nuclear program, didn't just sprout from the ether. It was created, by Man, and was probably tested in Israel at the massive (and oft-unacknowledged) Dimona nuclear facility. » 1/16/11 2:00pm 1/16/11 2:00pm