Tag: iran

Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

| October 19, 2012 | 4 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   For five weeks now some of the largest banks in the United States, including HSBC, Capitol One and BB&T, have been under a sustained cyber attack from unidentified hackers. The attackers are using denial of service (DOS) attacks to cripple access to the banks’ websites.  In a phone interview […]

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Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC

Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC

| October 13, 2012 | 3 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Hacked Iranian Nuclear Plants Play Heavy Metal Music by AC/DC. It seems the Iranian government has been busy retaliating after a barrage of recent cyber attacks targeting the computers within the country’s nuclear program.  First there was Stuxnet, a malicious piece of malware that targeted the actual control systems […]

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Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

| September 27, 2012 | 1 Reply

Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek   Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks. The Iranian government Sunday criticized recent reports that Iran has been launching attacks against U.S. banks for the past year. “Iran has not hacked the U.S. banks,” Gholam Reza Jalali, the head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization, told the country’s semi-official Fars […]

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FBI Investigating Classified Stuxnet Cyberattack Leak

FBI Investigating Classified Stuxnet Cyberattack Leak

| June 6, 2012 | 2 Replies

Ms. Smith NetworkWorld   The FBI is investigating who spilled national security secrets, this time about Stuxnet and the classified cyberattack program the U.S. launched against Iran nuclear facilities. Senator Feinstein has called for Capitol Hill hearings into the leak since ‘disclosures of this type endanger American lives and undermine America’s national security.’ It’s not […]

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Cyber Attack ‘Flame’ on Middle East was State Sponsored

Cyber Attack ‘Flame’ on Middle East was State Sponsored

| June 1, 2012 | 4 Replies

Eric Blair Activist Post   New malware said to “dwarf Stuxnet in size and sophistication” has reportedly hijacked computer systems in Middle Eastern countries including Iran, Israel, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Researchers believe the malware known as “Flame” has been stealing and deleting massive amounts of information since 2010.  They said it […]

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US Government Used Stuxnet Worm To Target Iranian Nuclear Systems

US Government Used Stuxnet Worm To Target Iranian Nuclear Systems

| May 23, 2012 | 2 Replies

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   Stuxnet worm was discovered in June 2010. It initially spreads via Microsoft Windows, and targets Siemens industrial software and equipment. While it is not the first time that hackers have targeted industrial systems, it is the first discovered malware that spies on and subverts industrial systems, and the […]

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Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

| April 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

Richard Sale ISSSource.com   The Stuxnet virus that damaged Iran’s nuclear program was implanted by an Israeli proxy — an Iranian, who used a corrupt “memory stick.32,” former and serving U.S. intelligence officials said. In the continuing battle to hold off the Iranian nuclear program, Iranian proxies have also been active in assassinating Iran’s nuclear […]

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