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Blame game: Cyber espionage

Blame game: Cyber espionage

Nation-states are extricating intellectual property from U.S. government entities and private corporations, reports David Cotriss.

U.S. Marine general may have been the source of the Stuxnet leak

U.S. Marine general may have been the source of the Stuxnet leak

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NBC News reported Thursday night that four-star retired Gen. James 'Hoss' Cartwright, who was once the second-highest ranking U.S. officer and who retired in August 2011, has been under investigation since late last year.

Defining the qualities of cyber warfare

Defining the qualities of cyber warfare

Cyber war is not as common as the mainstream news cycle would have us believe, but its definition is not as cut-and-dry either. Just because nothing is blowing up doesn't mean it isn't happening. It's all about the context.

Obama would prefer to prosecute leakers than discuss Stuxnet

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The FBI and DoJ are targeting high-level U.S. officials in hopes of learning who released classified information about Stuxnet to the press. What the government is not doing is publicly explaining why it launched Stuxnet.

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.

Making sense of Middle East-targeted malware

Making sense of Middle East-targeted malware

Stuxnet kicked things off, and since then, there's been an explosion in sophisticated viruses targeting businesses and critical infrastructure in the Gulf region. But, prevention is still an option.

Obama, Romney avoid talking cyber security at debate

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The third and final presidential debate was heavy on the kinetic and light on the cyber. And it shouldn't have surprised anybody.

SC Congress NY: Anticipate threats for best defense

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Organizations shouldn't wait until they are the targets of sophisticated attacks to take action, according to a panel discussion at SC Congress New York.

Debate: Flame, Stuxnet and other APTs are hype, but still be wary

Debate: Flame, Stuxnet and other APTs are hype, but you should still be extremely worried.

Flame-related malware detected in the wild

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Researchers have discovered three new malware strains linked with the Flame virus, and noted an even higher number of victims than expected.

Link spotted between Wiper virus and Stuxnet, Duqu

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The Wiper virus has left few clues for researchers to study, but there may be similarities between it and other malware targeting systems in the Middle East.

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.

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.

Preparing for a post-Flame world

Preparing for a post-Flame world

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The latest evidence of cyber espionage weaponry could be a harbinger of nation-state assaults to come.

News briefs: Flame, Stuxnet, breach at LinkedIn and other security news

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Flame, Stuxnet, breach at LinkedIn and other security news

The Flame virus is the "Threat of the Month"

The Flame virus is the "Threat of the Month"

Flame, aka Skywiper, is a sophisticated tool used to locate and steal data accessible from the infected computer. The malware uses multiple exploits to propagate and is highly configurable.

Flame virus: Too hot to handle?

Flame virus: Too hot to handle?

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While the characteristics of the spy virus are important to note, the question is why it went undetected for so long.

Report: Like Stuxnet, the U.S. also built Flame virus

Suspicions that the sophisticated espionage toolkit Flame was created by the same authors as Stuxnet are true, according to a published report.

W32/Flamer detection failure: The real lesson

W32/Flamer detection failure: The real lesson

Does the fact that the Flame malware stayed below the radar for so long prove that signature detection is dead?

U.S., Israel revealed as Stuxnet authors

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The National Security Agency, working with Unit 8200, a part of Israel's military, developed the worm to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.

The Flame virus: Implications versus speculation

The Flame virus: Implications versus speculation

While the investigation is just beginning into the massive espionage toolkit known as Flame, which has targeted computers, mainly in Iran, it is important to consider the consequences of this malware.

Spy virus Flame is evasive, but its goal is nothing new

Spy virus Flame is evasive, but its goal is nothing new

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The complex Flame espionage toolkit shows efforts to gather intelligence on certain countries is in high gear, but the malware's functionality may not be all that different from what already is on the scene.

Microsoft hands out more Duqu fixes despite prior patch

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Just when you thought all of the windows that control system recon trojan Duqu used to propagate had been roped off, the software giant releases a new set of fixes.

Duqu variant uncovered

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The year's first variant of the notorius W32.Duqu, a trojan that seems intended for cyber war, has been discovered by Symantec researchers.

The not-so-advanced persistent threat

Hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec have made a name for themselves by scanning large organizations until they find the one weak system ready to be exploited. You can prevent an attack.

Hard target: The APT scenario

Hard target: The APT scenario

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Stealthy, targeted attacks are real -- as evidenced by operations such as Shady RAT and Stuxnet -- and there isn't a one-size-fits-all remedy to deal with them.

Duqu perpetrators wipe command servers of evidence

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On Oct 20, just two days after researchers released details about the Duqu malware, its creators scrubbed all the files from their command-and-control servers in an effort to conceal their identity.

Duqu detection kit released

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The Hungary-based research lab responsible for detecting the Duqu trojan has released a toolkit to find traces of the trojan on a computer or in a whole network.

Part Two: Duqu: father, son, or unholy ghost of Stuxnet?

Part Two: Duqu: father, son, or unholy ghost of Stuxnet?

Three U.S. Air Force information security experts, independent of their role in the military, studied the Duqu trojan, and you might be surprised by what they found. This is the second article in a two-part series that examines the sophisticated threat that everyone is talking about.

Microsoft releases four security patches, one critical

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Microsoft on Tuesday patched one "critical" vulnerability, plus three other less-severe flaws. Not patched, as expected, is a bug related to the Duqu trojan.

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