• Researcher: CIA, NSA may have infiltrated Microsoft to write malware

    Posted June 18, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer of antivirus and security software vendor F-Secure has suggested the ability to suborn both Windows Update and Microsoft security certificates may mean the spies that wrote Stuxnet, Duqu and Flame may be working undercover at Microsoft.
  • Microsoft's reaction to Flame shows seriousness of 'Holy Grail' hack

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:41 am

    Microsoft appears to agree with experts that the exploit of its Windows Update system by the Flame cyber espionage malware was a "significant" event in the history of Windows hacking.
  • U.S. admits cyberattacks on Iran, others

    Posted June 1, 2012 - 8:49 pm

    U.S. officials finally acknowledged a years-long cyberwar campaign against Iran and other countries according to the NYT. The admission is no surprise, but hearing cyberwar is a real option (and a real risk) gives hackers an overt place on the global stage for the first time.
  • Top malware threats: Not Flame

    Posted May 30, 2012 - 6:42 pm

    Flame, Stuxnet and Duqu get a lot of press and attract a lot of attention, but malware threats from the Android store, social networks and other transmission vectors are more dangerous to most of us. Narrow down your worries with this short list of the top 4 malware risks.
  • 'Flame' malware may be less troublesome than Windows

    Posted May 29, 2012 - 6:17 pm

    Sure it's invasive, sure it's malware, sure it's an act of war, cyberespionage and digital trespassing all in one. But think how smoothly an app would have to install, do its work and copy itself elsewhere without being discovered. Then compare that to Windows. Cyberweapon FTW!
  • Meet Flame, son of Stuxnet

    Posted May 29, 2012 - 11:02 am

    Remember Stuxnet, the malware targeted at the Iranian nuclear industry? Say hello to Flame (Win32.Flame), a 20MB piece of modern cyberwar weaponry.
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