Symantec: New mysterious malware in Iran

Iran seems to have the misfortune of being the target of some of the world's most sophisticated malware.  So sophisticated, in fact, that most observers assume that well-funded government agencies are behind the worms that

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 brian bloom

Flame was intelligence-gathering tool for Stuxnet

The Flame cyber-weapon was part of an intelligence-gathering operation designed to aid separate more physically disruptive attacks, the Washington Post has reported anonymous US officials as saying. If accurate this would posit Flame as

Published on: June 21st, 2012 John E Dunn

Internet ‘kill switch’ could cause chaos, OECD warns

A proposed U.S. Internet "kill switch" to be used in the event of a cyberwar could actually cause more problems that it would prevent, a new report commissioned by the Organisation for Economic

Published on: January 17th, 2011 John E Dunn

After Google-China fracas, cyberwar threat emerges

Few events have crystallized U.S. fears over a cyber catastrophe, or brought on calls for a strategic response, more than the recent attacks against Google Inc. and more than 30 other tech firms.The company's

Published on: April 7th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Are nations paying criminals for botnet attacks?

Nations that want to disrupt their enemies' banking, media and government resources don't need their own technical skills;  they can simply order botnet attack services from cybercriminals.That's a point made in McAfee's new

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

U.S.-China cyberwar a dud, though trouble lingers

What if they gave a cyberwar and nobody came? That seems to be the situation days after the end of what was described by some as a "cyberwar" staged by Chinese hackers against

Published on: May 10th, 2001 Sam Costello