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  • Powerful "Flame" cyber weapon found in Middle East

    05/28/2012 10:43:14 AM PDT · by bkopto · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/28/2012 | Jim Finkle
    Security experts have discovered a new data-stealing virus dubbed Flame they say has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign. It is the most complex piece of malicious software discovered to date, said Kaspersky Lab security senior researcher Roel Schouwenberg, whose company discovered the virus. The results of the Lab's work were made available on Monday. Schouwenberg said he did not know who built Flame. If the Lab's analysis is correct, Flame could be the third major cyber weapon uncovered after the Stuxnet virus...
  • Duqu, Stuxnet malware developed by same group (screwed Iran - big time)

    01/26/2012 6:57:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Newsbytes ^ | 1/20/12
    Duqu, Stuxnet malware developed by same groupPosted on 20 Jan 2012 at 2:29pm The infamous Trojan software Duqu and Stuxnet were developed by only one group of malware developers, according to Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab. In fact, Kaspersky said the malware development team could already have developed other malwares using the same platform that was flexibly adaptable to specific targets. Kaspersky released a report stating that Duqu and Stuxnet, as well as a number of malware discovered in 2011 were using a development platform called “Tilded,” citing the use of the tilde symbol (“~”) in many of these malware....
  • 'Stuxnet virus used on Iran was 1 of 5 cyberbombs'

    12/30/2011 11:58:54 AM PST · by bkopto · 8 replies
    YNET News ^ | 12/29/2011 | Staff
    The Stuxnet virus that last year damaged Iran's nuclear program was likely one of at least five cyber weapons developed on a single platform whose roots trace back to 2007, according to new research from Russian computer security firm Kaspersky Lab. SNIP Stuxnet has already been linked to another virus, the Duqu data-stealing trojan, but Kaspersky's research suggests the cyber weapons program that targeted Iran may be far more sophisticated than previously known. Kaspersky's director of global research & analysis, Costin Raiu, told Reuters on Wednesday that his team has gathered evidence that shows the same platform that was used...
  • First came Stuxnet computer virus, now there's Duqu

    10/19/2011 11:07:47 PM PDT · by fso301 · 5 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | REUTERS
    Computer virus similar to Stuxnet detected in Europe; designed to capture keystrokes and gain remote access; US issues public alert. WASHINGTON - First there was the Stuxnet computer virus that wreaked havoc on Iran's nuclear program. Now comes "Duqu," which researchers on Tuesday said appears to be quite similar. Security software firm Symantec said in a report it was alerted by a research lab with international connections on Friday to a malicious code that "appeared to be very similar to Stuxnet." It was named Duqu because it creates files with "DQ" in the prefix. The US Department of Homeland Security...
  • Stuxnet Clone Found, Possibly Preparing For Power Plant Attacks

    10/19/2011 3:35:47 AM PDT · by edpc · 31 replies
    ANI via Yahoo News ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | ANI
    Washington, Oct.19 (ANI): Security researchers have detected a new Trojan, scarily similar to the infamous Stuxnet worm, which could disrupt computers controlling power plants, oil refineries and other critical infrastructure networks. The Trojan, dubbed "Duqu" by the security firm Symantec, appears, based on its code, to have been written by the same authors as the Stuxnet worm, which last July was used to cripple an Iranian nuclear-fuel processing plant, Fox News reports.