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Iranian court beckons Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to answer accusations of privacy violation

Mark Zuckerberg. Image courtesy of Frederic Legrand / Shutterstock.com

An Iranian court has not only opened a case against Facebook's instant-message services WhatsApp and Instagram; it's also summoned that "American Zionist" Mark Zuckerberg himself to answer complaints of privacy violation.

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.

No, Iran didn't really hack and down a foreign military spy drone

No, Iran didn't really hack and down a foreign military spy drone

A report by the Islamic Republic News Agency has raised eyebrows, as it appeared to claim that IranĖˆs Revolutionary Guard Corps had managed to hack and down a foreign spy drone.

But did it really happen?

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."

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.

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit found on more websites. Fingers point towards Elderwood Project

Internet Explorer zero-day exploit found on more websites. Fingers point towards Elderwood Project

SophosLabs, has uncovered two new sites which have been hit by the recently discovered Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability - a community seeking independence from China, and an Iranian oil firm's website.

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

OK, these aren't just the hot 17 stories of the past week, but of the two weeks before that, too.

If, like us, you've been enjoying some downtime over the Christmas and New Year holidays, here's your quickest way to get back up to speed with Naked Security...

Iran claims discovery of new targeted malware

Target: Iran

Iran's CERT has issued a warning about a new targeted malware attack that erases hard drives. Is this really the next Stuxnet? Hardly.

Data on International Atomic Energy Agency scientists grabbed in purported hack

Data on Atomic Energy Agency scientists grabbed in purported hack

A group claiming to be from Iran has claimed responsibility for a hack of the international Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in an effort to expose what the group says is an Israeli nuclear weapons program.

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?

National security threat or not? Huawei offers Australia unrestricted access to code

Huawei offers Australia unrestricted access to code

The company blames its own poor communications for what it calls "myths and misinformation" that have led to multiple countries banning its equipment.

But reports of Huawei's almost-sale of banned telecom equipment to Iran underscores fears that the company is sloppy at best, a vector for cyber attack at worst.

Leading US banks targeted in DDoS attacks

Leading US banks targeted in DDoS attacks

A string of attacks against the websites of leading American banks may be tied to politically motivated hacktivism, according to reports.

US senator blames Iran for cyber attacks on banks

US senator blames Iran for cyber attacks on banks

US Sen. Joe Lieberman says people in the know are tracing the attacks to the government's cyber army and theorizes that the DDoSes are retaliation for economic sanctions and/or Stuxnet.

Oil giant Saudi Aramco back online after 30,000 workstations hit by malware

Oil giant Saudi Aramco back online after 30,000 workstations hit by malware

Aramco, Saudi Arabia's national oil company, said on Sunday that the company was back in operation ten days after a massive virus outbreak hobbled 30,000 workstations at the company.

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.

Spying Trojan targets Iranian and Syrian web surfers, dissidents

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A proxy tool used by Iranian internet users to evade censorship and oppression is being distributed with a Trojan horse that can log their keystrokes and surfing habits reporting back their activities to its author.

Flame malware - The biggest? The baddest? A little perspective

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Is Flame a big malware threat?

Well, yes it is. But perhaps not in the way you think.

Flame malware - more details of targeted cyber attack in Middle East

Flame malware - more details of targeted cyber attack

Skywiper, Flame, Flamer - whatever you want to call it, this malware is making the headlines today.

Find out more.

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).

Iran makes its own anti-virus software - would you buy it?

Iran makes its own anti-virus software - would you buy it?

Iran is reported to have started making its own anti-virus software.

Would you buy it?