Posts Tagged ‘Data and computer security’

Iranian Nuclear Plants Likely Target of Foiled Cyber Sabotage

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The bad part about this (I mean, besides the danger of an unstable nuclear plant,) is that Stuxnet will inevitably either find it’s way into the rest of the internet, or be adapted for use by other malware writers.

Speculation grows that Israeli hackers were behind operation – but analysts say it may be impossible to identify perpetrators

Josh Halliday and Julian Borger

Iran was the likely target of a sophisticated computer worm designed to sabotage factories and infrastructure which was almost certainly the work of a national government agency, security experts told the Guardian yesterday.

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Stuxnet Worm is the ‘Work of a National Government Agency’

Friday, September 24th, 2010

I guess it’s no surprise that viruses would eventually be used for purposes like this …

Malware believed to be targeting Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant may have been created by Israeli hackers

A computer worm which targets industrial and factory systems is almost certainly the work of a national government agency, security experts told the Guardian – but warn that it will be near-impossible to identify the culprit.

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Twitter Users Hit by Malicious Hacker Attack

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I guess Twitter already fixed this, but it’s still a good story to take note of …

Bug in new-look site exploited to redirect viewers on Twitter.com if they just hover over a link – but users of third-party software are safe (updated)

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