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FEMA Sponsored Cyber Attack Simulation on Critical U.S. Infrastructure

FEMA Sponsored Cyber Attack Simulation on Critical U.S. Infrastructure

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   President Barack Obama and several senior U.S. officials participated in a FEMA sponsored cyber attack simulation on Tuesday.   The simulation focused on how the U.S.  government would react to cyber warfare  targeting the country’s critical infrastructure.  The exercise was designed in part to help pinpoint weaknesses in official policies and procedures following such a massive event. This …

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NYTimes.com Site Vulnerability Allows Attacker to Post Fake Story

NYTimes.copm Site Vulnerability Allows Attacker to Post Fake News Story

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   In this day and age we all depend heavily on the Internet and social networking to stay informed about important happenings around the world and in our own communities. What many people may not realize is the fact that there is a cyber war occurring beneath the covers of the Internet. In this …

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US Government Used Stuxnet Worm To Target Iranian Nuclear Systems

US and Isreal Targeted Iranian Nuclear Systems With Stuxnet Worm

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 first to include a programmable …

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