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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 act of cyberwar than previously reported. Since Stuxnet was discovered ... Read More »

US, Israel co-wrote Stuxnet against Iran: Snowden

Snowden

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 Agency and Israel “co-wrote” the malware to infiltrate Iran’s nuclear ... Read More »

Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next

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America’s cyberwar is already seeing collateral damage, and it’s hitting the country’s own billion-dollar companies. Oil giants Chevron say the Stuxnet computer virus made by the US to target Iran infected their systems as well. California-based Chevron, a Fortune 500 company that’s among the biggest corporations in the world, admits this week that they discovered the Stuxnet worm on their ... Read More »

Global cyber war: New ‘miniFlame’ virus detected

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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 infected computers in Iran, Lebanon, France, the United States and ... Read More »

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

Cyber warfare virus

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 separately discovered that the United States is almost certainly responsible ... Read More »

Do you want to join the German FBI?

Join the Bundesnachrichtendienst BKA

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 any means secret. Germany is seeking to develop its own ... Read More »

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

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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 Middle East – most of them in Lebanon, but also ... Read More »

Iran accuses U.S. of using weather weapons

Drought

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 heritage and tourism organization, Hassan Mousavi. In 2011, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said ... Read More »

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 back a steady stream of intelligence to prepare for a ... Read More »