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Five Week Financial Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

Five Week Cyber Attack Against Largest US Banks Continues

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’ …

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

Hacked Iranian Nuclear Computers Play AC/DC Thunderstruck

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 …

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Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

Iran Censors Google and Denies Hacking American Banks

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, …

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FBI Investigating Classified Stuxnet Cyberattack Leak

FBI Investigating Classified Stuxnet Cyberattack Leak

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 …

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Cyber Attack ‘Flame’ on Middle East was State Sponsored

Cyber Attack 'Flame' on Middle East was State Sponsored

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 …

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Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

Stuxnet Planted by Iranian Double Agent

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 …

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