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Retired, top-ranking US military officer is now Stuxnet leak suspect

Retired, top-ranking US military officer is now Stuxnet leak suspect

Former US Gen James Cartwright, once a trusted member of the president's national security team and the reputed brains behind operation Olympic Games, has been told he's under investigation for leaking information about this very operation.

China is still hacking the Wall Street Journal, claims Rupert Murdoch

China is still hacking the Wall Street Journal, claims Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch claims that the Wall Street Journal is still being troubled by hackers, after a week of Chinese hacking revelations.

Secret legal review grants US president broad power to launch internet attacks

A secret legal review of the US's growing pile of cyberweapons has concluded that President Obama has "broad power to order a pre-emptive strike if the United States detects credible evidence of a major digital attack looming from abroad."

US Department of Energy hacked, employees' personal information stolen

US Department of Energy hacked, employees' personal information stolen

The US Department of Energy has been hit by a "sophisticated cyber attack" in the last few weeks, which resulted in the personal information of several hundred employees being compromised.

Was China behind the attacks, or not?

FBI intent on sniffing out those who leaked possible US Stuxnet role

Stuxnet: The FBI is intent on sniffing out those who leaked details of America's anti-Iran virus

Federal investigators in the US are tightening the screws on former senior government officials who might have leaked info about the Stuxnet worm.

USA blamed for spy malware planted on French president's network

France claims USA hack

A sophisticated state-sponsored hack into the offices of the French presidency took place earlier this year, according to newspaper reports.

And which country is alleged to have planted malware on computers at the Elysee Palace? None other than the United States.

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.

European aeronautical supplier's website infected with "state-sponsored" zero-day exploit

European aeronautical supplier's website infected with "state-sponsored" zero-day exploit

In what has all the hallmarks of a state-sponsored attack, the website of a European aeronautical parts supplier had been hacked, and had a zero-day Microsoft security vulnerability planted upon it.

North Korea uses infected games to DDoS South Korea

North Korea uses infected games to DDoS South Korea

South Korean police have arrested a man from Seoul on suspicion of working with North Korea to develop games infected with spyware.

Google: "State-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account"

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Google has said that it will start to proactively warn internet users when it suspects that "state-sponsored attackers" have attempted to break into accounts.

Stuxnet: How USA and Israel created anti-Iran virus, and then lost control of it

Stuxnet: How USA and Israel created anti-Iran virus, and then lost control of it

The Stuxnet virus was created by the USA to target an Iranian nuclear facility, but accidentally escaped into the wider world, claims the New York Times.

Flame worm - Iran claims to discover new Stuxnet-like malware

Flamer worm - Iran claims to discover new Stuxnet-like malware

Iranian authorities claim to have discovered another targeted cyberattack against the country - the Flamer worm (also known as Flame).

Will the UK Cyber Security Strategy make a difference?

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The British government has today published its Cyber Security Strategy detailing how it plans to protect national security and the public from internet threats, and (hopefully) support the British economy at the same time.

Hackers targeted US government satellites, Congressional report claims

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It sounds like the stuff of James Bond - foreign hackers managing to gain unauthorised access to US satellites as they orbit 700 km above the Earth, and interfere with their controls.

But, according to a US Congressional Report, it's not fiction..

UK will make cyberwarfare strikes, says Foreign Secretary William Hague

UK will make cyberwarfare strikes, says Foreign Secretary William Hague

Britain is prepared to use the internet to strike computer attackers and enemy nations who launch cyberwarfare attacks on the UK's infrastructure and businesses.

Foreign Secretary William Hague takes his gloves off, and talks cyberwarfare with the tabloid press.

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?

Stars virus: Iran claims to intercept second cyberwarfare attack

Stars virus: Iran claims to intercept second cyberwarfare attack

Iranian officials today claimed to have intercepted a cyberwarfare attack, involving malware designed to spy upon government systems.

Politics and malware make strange bedfellows

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Stuxnet, China, Iran and Aurora! A busy day for cyberwar or lessons that we can all take away?