Gauss

Waking the sleeping giant: Critical infrastructure

Waking the sleeping giant: Critical infrastructure

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For the last several years, security experts have been stressing the vulnerability of industrial control systems. Now, with attacks like Stuxnet proof of the risk, the big question is: How will industry respond?

The good, bad and ugly

The good, bad and ugly

While some instances of Stuxnet and Duqu found their way into seemingly unplanned locations, the majority of occurrences were localized to targeted systems.

After Flame and Gauss strike, MiniFlame takes aim

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Already famous for their sophistication, Flame and Gauss malware have yielded a new develompent. Dubbed MiniFlame, the component is deployed after Flame and Gauss already are installed on targeted machines.

News briefs: Breaking security news from the Cybersecurity Act to Gauss

News briefs: Breaking security news from the Cybersecurity Act to Gauss

The Cybersecurity Act of 2012 was defeated in the Senate, FinFisher spyware analyzed, nation-state-created espionage malware Gauss, and other breaking security news

The hypocrisy of the zero-day exploit trade

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In the high-priced market of exploit sales, developers resist government regulations -- but are more than happy when one wants to open its coffers to them.

Kaspersky releases Gauss detection, asks for decrypt help

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Though Gauss's encrypted payload continues to perplex researchers, Kaspersky Lab has unveiled a free tool to detect the malware.

Gauss trojan targets Lebanese banks, likely U.S. creation

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Gauss, which researchers have linked to Flame and Stuxnet, both believed to be built by the U.S. government, functions mainly as a banking trojan -- but it also contains a mystery encrypted payload.

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