Posts Tagged ‘Stuxnet’

US Calls on Nato to Help Resist Cyber-Attacks

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

This seems like a good idea in principle, but it also seems a bit hypocritical when the US has also been recently involved in spearheading cyber-attacks itself.

‘Threat to one is a threat to all’ treaty cited in White House report – but open net versus privacy analysis omits WikiLeaks

The US has given the broadest hint yet that a cyber-attack on one Nato country will be regarded as an attack on all.

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Stuxnet Removal Tool

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

This comes about a month too late for many of Stuxnet’s victims, but it looks like somebody finally came up with a Stuxnet removal tool …

The public became aware of the Stuxnet worm back in July, largely because it was linked to several 0-day vulnerabilities of the Windows operating system. Researchers who analyzed the worm discovered what appeared to be its core purpose: To target industrial computer networks running Siemens WinCC software. But the nature of the vulnerability made all Windows systems vulnerable, and while workarounds were published shortly after the discovery it was not enough to limit or even eliminate the spreading of the worm.

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Is Cyberwarfare a Real Threat?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

There’s one incredibly simple solution for protecting things like equipment in power plants … just make sure that vital devices don’t have a connection to the internet and that the people who have access to them have been thoroughly vetted.

Suggestions that the dangers of computer warfare have been overdone don’t stand up to the emerging realities

The video is a generator tearing itself apart after a cyberattack. Happily, it’s a simulated one set up by the US Department of Home Security in 2007 – but it shows the sort of things that cyberwar, and in particular the Stuxnet worm, the first one known to be attacking machinery in this way, is aiming to do.

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Stuxnet Rootkit Remover

Friday, July 30th, 2010

I haven’t tried this one myself, but if you’re plagued by Stuxnet, then you might want to check this out …

Stuxnet is family of new threats that have emerged in mid July 2010, with the majority of infected computer systems in Iran, Indonesia, India and the US. The rootkit is distributed by direct attacks, email, infected executables and the recently discovered lnk shortcut security vulnerability in Windows.

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Network admins must beware of Stuxnet: A SCADA System worm

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

This sounds like a particularly nasty bit of malware to be on the lookout for …

Sometimes with mind-numbing frequency, patches and security advisories from Microsoft, Adobe, and Apple compete for an ever-increasing amount of attention from administrators. Little wonder then, that most will have greeted with a mild yawn the latest announcement of another zero day attack — this one named the “Stuxnet Attack.” Just as I was about to file this latest message under “Priority – To Be Reviewed,” the sender’s name jarred me to attention: Managing Automation.

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