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South Korea concocting Stuxnet-like virus to infect enemies

South Korea concocting Stuxnet-like virus to infect enemies

Let's hope that somebody in South Korea remembers that malware doesn't respect borders. Stuxnet escaped from its original cage to bite a whole bunch of countries not originally on the hit list, plus it spawned its nasty son, Duqu.

Why must political chiefs keep pushing the cyberwar alert button?

Why must political chiefs keep pushing the cyberwar alert button?

"There is a cyberwar going on", according to the UN's telecoms boss Hamadoun Toure. Cyber terrorism is capable of causing "mass destruction", says former director of the FBI Louis Freeh. Vladimir Putin, no less, thinks digital attacks could be more damaging than conventional weapons.

But so far there seem to be no human casualties from this 'cyber war', no physical effects from cyber terror. So why all the hype?

Monday review - the hot 16 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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?

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?

Friday the Thirteenth - in memory of malware mayhem

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It's Friday the Thirteenth, an infamous date in the history of malware.

So here's a satirical trip down memory lane to consider other dies irae in the computer virus calendar.

The Conficker worm, three years and counting

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This week marks the third anniversary of Conficker's assault on our PCs. Where do we stand after doing 36 months of battle with this worm?

Bundestrojaner, Sony breach, Duqu, OS X anti-anti-virus, MS hack - 60 Sec Security

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Enjoy the latest security news in brief by watching 60 Second Security!

This episode: the German Bundestrojaner controversy, Sony breached (again!), Duqu dubbed "Son of Stuxnet", OS X anti-anti-virus and Microsoft videos hacked.

Duqu malware spurs new Stuxnet-style conspiracy theory

Duqu virus spurs new Stuxnet-style conspiracy theory

We might never find out what really happened in the Stuxnet case. But what about Duqu, the son of Stuxnet?

One writer already seems to know with certainty, and despite the absurdity of his claims, his story is getting picked up around the world.

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.

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?