30 Sep 2010

In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue

“Deep inside the computer worm that some specialists suspect is aimed at slowing Iran’s race for a nuclear weapon lies what could be a fleeting reference to the Book of Esther, the Old Testament tale in which the Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them. “ (In a Computer

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29 Sep 2010

Iran denies cyberattack hurt nuclear program — but expert isn’t sure

“Iran denied Wednesday that its nuclear systems had been infected with a virus, after days of reports that a new kind of malware had struck the Bushehr nuclear plant. But the head of its nuclear program admitted that a virus had been found on the personal laptops of some staff

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29 Sep 2010

Metropolitan Police cracks Zeus crime ring

“The Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) has arrested 19 people on suspicion of using a well known malware program to steal millions from bank accounts, according to widespread reports. The Metropolitan Police unit arrested 15 men and four women aged 23 to 47 in dawn raids on Monday in the

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28 Sep 2010

LinkedIn Spam Attack Spreads ZeuS Malware

“Researchers at Cisco Security Intelligence Operations on Monday detected a new spam attack in the form of a false LinkedIn connection request. According to Cisco, these messages ‘accounted for as much as 24 percent of all spam sent within a 15-minute interval.’ Those who fell for the trap and clicked

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27 Sep 2010

Worm hits computers of staff at Iran nuclear plant

“A complex computer worm capable of seizing control of industrial plants has affected the personal computers of staff working at Iran’s first nuclear power station weeks before the facility is to go online, the official news agency reported Sunday. The project manager at the Bushehr nuclear plant, Mahmoud Jafari, said

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15 Sep 2010

‘Stuxnet’ Worm Far More Sophisticated Than Previously Thought

“As first reported on July 15 by KrebsOnSecurity.com, Stuxnet uses a vulnerability in the way Windows handles shortcut files to spread to new systems. Experts say the worm was designed from the bottom up to attack so-called Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, or those used to manage complex

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02 Jun 2010

US Officials Look At How To Respond To Threats To Electric Grid

“Officials in charge of the reliability of the U.S. electric grid are taking a closer look at how to respond to cyberattacks and other possible catastrophic events. The North American Electric Reliability Corp., or NERC, and the U.S. Department of Energy in a report to be released Wednesday call for

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24 Apr 2006

Half the Problem

Big Frank G. points out half the problem with the DNI. The other half, as I have noted before, isn’t the political hacks, but the hiring of the same tired old minds that got us in this mess in the first place. You need new tires and someone gives you

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24 Apr 2006

It is called an “indicator”

Saying Bosnia still reaps “a bitter harvest of hatred,” President Clinton announced Friday that the United States was prepared to keep thousands of troops in the shattered Balkan nation for an additional 18 months. Nearly one year [1996] after telling the American people that United States troops would serve in

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23 Apr 2006

Delusional

One more reason why you should be glad the pilot and not the river rat occupies the White House (from ABC This Week): Sen. Kerry: … Here’s my fundamental view of this, that you have somebody being fired from the CIA for allegedly telling the truth, and you have no

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