Tag: us cyber command

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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DoD Using Cyber Teams Like Aircraft – For Offense and Defense

DoD Using Cyber Teams Like Aircraft – For Offense and Defense

| May 5, 2012 | 1 Reply

Jason Miller FederalNewsRadio   The Defense Department for the first time is using cyber teams like they use aircraft — to attack and to defend. Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, said in a letter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that DoD is employing cyber teams to execute […]

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NSA Director Fingers China in Recent RSA Intrusion

NSA Director Fingers China in Recent RSA Intrusion

| March 29, 2012 | 1 Reply

Jason Mick (Blog) Daily Tech   NSA: China is Destroying U.S. Economy Via Security Hacks NSA director fingers China in recent RSA intrusion and subsequent data thefts, U.S. oblivious its at war Well, no more hemming and hawing about, it’s official — the Chinese hacked EMC Corp. (EMC) subsidiary RSA and stole the secrets of its proprietary security […]

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DoD Unable to Stop Cyber Attacks?

DoD Unable to Stop Cyber Attacks?

| March 29, 2012 | Reply

Jared Serbu Federal News Radio   When it comes to defending the nation’s private networks from cyber attacks, the Defense Department still is mostly in after-the-fact “forensics mode,” the military’s top cyber official told lawmakers Tuesday. The Pentagon sees its job as defending the nation from foreign threats, a view that’s probably not too controversial. […]

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