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Duqu, Stuxnet and the World of Cyber Espionage

In 2010, the Stuxnet malware gained global notoriety as a weapon of cyberwar against Iran. A new derivative of Stuxnet, dubbed "Duqu" is now making the rounds, though its purpose and target are not ...

DHS Says Anonymous Wants to Target U.S. Infrastructure

According to a Department of Homeland Security bulletin released this week, Anonymous is interested in attacking industrial control systems that manage U.S. power plants, wa...

How Hackers Can Benefit IT Security

The word "hacker" is often misconstrued to be a bad thing, though that's not always accurate. That was the message delivered by security researcher Joe Grand at the SecTOR security conference today ...

Air Force Calls Malware Infection a ‘Nuisance’

The U.S. Air Force has stated that a recent malware infection of its drone fleet was only a "nuisance" and never a real threat."The Air Force also clarified that the malware was not a keylogger, but...

Alleged Celebrity Hacker Arrested

The FBI today arrested a man accused of hacking into the e-mail accounts of more than 50 celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera."Authorities arrested Christopher Chaney, 35...

German Government Confirms Use of Trojan

German law enforcement authorities have confirmed that they're using a Trojan to gather intelligence during criminal investigations."According to Zeit Online, Bavarian Inter...

Fake Virus Warning Delivers Malware

Sophos researchers are warning of e-mails claiming to come from a company's IT department, which appear to link to an internal company file called antivirus.exe."The email contains a warning of an ...

German Government Accused of Spying via Trojan

Members of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) claim to have uncovered a Trojan designed by the German government to intercept instant messaging communications."The CCC claims the...

Researchers Warn of Python Trojan

Researchers have discovered what appears to be the first Trojan targeting the Python programming language."The Trojan, Python.Pytroj, infected .pyc Python files with arbitra...

U.S. Drone Fleet Infected with Malware

A keylogging virus has infected the computers that control U.S. Predator and Reaper drones."The virus, first detected nearly two weeks ago by the military’s Host-Based Security System, has not preve...

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