Articles By Robert McMillan

Was Stuxnet built to attack Iran’s nuclear program?

Was Stuxnet built to attack Iran’s nuclear program?

A highly sophisticated computer worm targeting supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems that has spread through Iran, Indonesia and...

September 21st, 2010 Robert McMillan
Cyber jihad group linked to ‘Here you have’ worm

Cyber jihad group linked to ‘Here you have’ worm

A fast-spreading e-mail worm that crashed systems Thursday may be linked to a cyber jihad organization called Tariq ibn Ziyad,...

September 10th, 2010 Robert McMillan
‘Here you have’ e-mail worm spreads quickly

‘Here you have’ e-mail worm spreads quickly

Security experts have warned of a fast-spreading e-mail worm, the first large outbreak of this type in nearly a decade.The...

September 10th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Women did well on Defcon social engineering test

Women did well on Defcon social engineering test

Of the 135 people Fortune 500 employees targeted by social engineering hackers in a recent contest only five of them...

September 7th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Moscow police investigate ransomware

Moscow police investigate ransomware

Russian police are reportedly investigating a criminal gang that installed malicious "ransomware" programs on thousands of PCs and then forced...

September 1st, 2010 Robert McMillan
Cisco patches bug that crashed part of Internet

Cisco patches bug that crashed part of Internet

Cisco Systems Inc. has fixed a bug in its IOS (Internetwork Operating System) router software that contributed to a brief...

August 31st, 2010 Robert McMillan
Stuxnet industrial worm was written over a year ago

Stuxnet industrial worm was written over a year ago

A sophisticated worm designed to steal industrial secrets has been around for much longer than previously thought, according to security...

August 5th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Iran was prime target of SCADA worm

Iran was prime target of SCADA worm

Computers in Iran have been hardest hit by a dangerous computer worm that tries to steal information from industrial control...

July 27th, 2010 Robert McMillan
Siemens: Removing SCADA worm may harm plants

Siemens: Removing SCADA worm may harm plants

Removing a dangerous worm that targets industrial systems could disrupt plant operations, Siemens AG warned customers Thursday.The warning came as...

July 23rd, 2010 Robert McMillan
Kraken GSM-cracking software is released

Kraken GSM-cracking software is released

The GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) standard used by wireless telecommunications providers will get some scrutiny at next week's...

July 23rd, 2010 Robert McMillan