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US-Israeli created computer virus hits Russian nuclear plant

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The CEO of one of the world’s foremost computer security firms says the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iranian nuclear facilities may have also infiltrated similar critical systems in Russia. If accurate, allegations that Stuxnet snuck its way into Russia could implicate the United States and Israel in an even broader …

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US, Israel co-wrote Stuxnet against Iran: Snowden

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Fugitive US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden says the United States and Israel created the Stuxnet computer virus to sabotage Iran’s nuclear energy program. In an interview with the German weekly Der Spiegel published on Monday, Snowden, who has been holed up in a Moscow airport since June, said the US National Security …

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Stuxnet 2.0: US launches cyber attack on Iran’s oil ministry

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Iran has foiled a hacking attack on its Ministry of Petroleum, which originated from the US, head of the Iranian Cyber Police has said. The website of Cyber Police (FATA) quoted Gen. Kamal Hadianfar as saying that the hackers had launched their attack during holidays in Iran. “We managed to stop the …

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CIA’s hacktivists may have had access to Flame and Stuxnet

A grand jury in a US District Court in California has indicted Ryan Cleary, suspected member of LulzSec, the CIA backed hacking group, of hacking into websites such as Fox Entertainment, PBS and Sony Pictures Entertainment, as well as into servers run by several hosting firms in the United States. Cleary also …

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Head of US and Israeli cyber-attack on Iran probed over leak of details

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General James E. Cartwright The four-star general who headed the reported cyber-attack by American and Israeli hackers on an Iranian nuclear site is under a DoJ investigation over leaking the details of the operation to the press, reports NBC News. Retired Marine Gen. James ‘Hoss’ Cartwright, who was deputy chairman …

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Do you want to join the German FBI?

Germany’s equivalent of the FBI has put out a notice inquiring about highly-trained computer professionals who know how to exploit windows, speak different languages, and fight the bad guys. In short, Germany is developing its own spyware. Although the Bundeskriminalamt’s (BKA) job offer is not overt, it is neither by …

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Cyber attack on Iran oil ministry traced to US

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The head of Iran’s cyber police says the perpetrators behind the recent cyber attack on the Iranian Oil Ministry have been traced to the US. Kamal Hadianfar told reporters on Saturday that two suspicious American IP addresses were identified in the cyber attack. He said that the issue has been …

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Stuxnet, Flame…Gauss: New spy virus found in Middle East

A new virus dubbed Gauss has attacked computers in the Middle East spying on financial transactions, emails and picking passwords to all kind of pages. The virus resembles Stuxnet and Flame malware which was used to target Iran, Kaspersky Lab says. Gauss has infected hundreds of personal computers across the …

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Global cyber war: New ‘miniFlame’ virus detected

A new cyber espionage program linked to the notorious Flame and Gauss malware has been detected by Russia’s Kaspersky Lab. The anti-virus giant’s chief warns that global cyber warfare is in “full swing” and will probably escalate in 2013. The virus, dubbed miniFlame, and also known as SPE, has already …

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US unleashed Stuxnet virus on Iran to please Israel – report

The US and Israel made the Stuxnet virus as a new kind of weapon targeted against Iran, a media investigation revealed. The operation reportedly started in the Bush era, but was intensified by Obama administration. The top-secret massive sabotage targeting Iran’s Natanz uranium enrichment facility was arguably the first episode …

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U.S. and Israel developed Flame computer virus to slow Iranian nuclear efforts, officials say

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The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort. The massive piece of malware secretly mapped and monitored Iran’s computer networks, sending …

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World’s most complex computer virus discovered: ‘Flame’

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A powerful data-snatching virus targeting computers in Iran, Israel and other Middle Eastern countries has been discovered by Russian experts. The worm has been used for years for what seems to be state-sponsored cyber espionage. Russian cyber-security company Kaspersky Lab says the malware, codenamed Flame, is the largest and one …

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Iran accuses U.S. of using weather weapons

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On Monday Iran accused the United States and the West of using technology to wage a “soft war” against the Islamic country. Iran is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years. “I am suspicious about the drought in the southern part of the country,” said the head of Iran’s cultural …

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U.S. caught creating three new computer viruses to bring down Iran and Lebanon

Obama administration touts cybersecurity while conducting cyber warfare.  While routinely touting the necessity for tighter controls over the Internet in the name of cybersecurity, the U.S. government has again been caught creating computer viruses to wage cyber warfare in the Middle East. Researchers working for both Kaspersky and Symantec have …

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Russia prepares for war

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Russian media has announced the government is preparing for war. Russia Today reports the country now has a new fortified national defense facility located in Moscow that “would take control of the entire country in case of war.” The cost of the project is estimated at several billion dollars. “The creation …

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Israeli cyber attacks targeted offshore oil, gas platforms

Iran’s offshore oil and gas platforms were the targets of the cyber attacks aimed at crippling the country. All threats were repelled and Israel was behind them, according to head of IT at the Iranian Offshore Oil Company, Mohammad Reza Golshani. Golshani told Reuters that the attack happened over the …

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