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Whodunnit? Conflicting accounts on ARAMCO hack underscore difficulty of attribution

Whodunnit? Conflicting accounts on ARAMCO hack underscore difficulty of attribution

A recent report suggests that the devastating cyber attack that wiped out thousands of computers belonging to Saudi Arabia's national oil company was the work of a lone hacker - days after the US Secretary of Defense cited it as an example of a state sponsored attack.

What do we really know?

How a single spam from China ended up as an attack on the White House

How a single spam from China ended up as an attack on the White House

FoxNews leads today with a story entitled "Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer."

It sounds very dramatic, but which computer? What attack? Where in China? Find out the story behind the story.

Do we need another word for cyber war?

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We are getting more comfortable associating war terminology to cyber attacks. While it makes for engaging rhetoric, some people are starting to suggest that it is counterproductive.

State-sponsored cybercrime on "industrial scale" says MI5 chief

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One company lost £800m as a result of hostile state cyber attack, says British Security Service chief.

SSCC 93 - Flame, LinkedIn, FISA, Patch Tuesday, border snooping and the BlueHat prize

Sophos Security Chet Chat

Michael Argast joins Chet once again to discuss Flame, LinkedIn, warrantless wiretapping, Patch Tuesday, border patrol spying and Microsoft's BlueHat prize.

Cyberwar: hype or reality?

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Is "cyberwar" really upon us? Is a "digital Pearl Harbour" imminent? And is an international agreement on "cyberarms" a plausible solution?

Duqu, son of Stuxnet raises questions of origin and intent

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Reports have emerged suggesting a new piece of malware derived from Stuxnet has been reused to perform information gathering. Find out what we know and the links to the infamous Stuxnet worm.

US considered cyberwarfare in attacks on Gaddafi's Libya

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The New York Times reported today that US military officials considered using cyber weapons to aid in the attacks on Libya earlier this year. Officials allegedly reconsidered concerned about setting a dangerous precedent.

'Foreign government' hackers steal secret Pentagon plans

Hackers working for 'foreign government' stole secret Pentagon plans

Apparently the the only thing stopping countries from using the internet to destroy their enemies is the risk of a military counter-attack.

And terrorists? Well, they just can't get their hands on the right internet tools..

Did the US write Stuxnet? Deputy Defense Secretary won't deny it

Did the US write Stuxnet? Deputy Defense Secretary won't deny it

US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is put on the spot.

Did the US write the Stuxnet worm or not?

Stuxnet? Let's stop being scared of shadows

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Sky News just published an article, complete with video, entitled Stuxnet Super Virus 'In Hands Of Bad Guys'. In the article and the video, you will see and hear a variety of startling claims.

All we need now is some genuine evidence.

Stuxnet minus the hype - What you actually need to know

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There has been a lot of hype and speculation in the media over the last few weeks about the Stuxnet virus. I thought it might do us some good to ignore the conjecture and look at the implications of the Read more…

The Pentagon awakens from cyberslumber

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I must start this post by professing that I am a proud American citizen. I am proud of what my country stands for, its accomplishments and what its citizens are capable of when we come together for a common purpose. Read more…

Sophos Security Threat Report: Mid-year 2010

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I am very pleased to announce the publication of the latest Sophos Security Threat Report. There has been a lot of activity since we last published an update in January and despite some bad news, I think this cloud has Read more…

South Korea launches its cyberwarfare command centre

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South Korea is reportedly officially launching its cyberwarfare command centre today. The unit, which will be manned by some 200 computer technicians, is designed to counter the threat of Chinese hackers and the much-rumoured North Korean cyberwarfare division, which has Read more…