Blog Posts Tagged with "Iran"
February 26, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon
According to Symantec, Stuxnet Version 0.5, an earlier and less sophisticated version of Stuxnet, was designed to close crucial valves that feed uranium hexafluoride gas into the centrifuges, causing serious damage to the centrifuges and the uranium enrichment system as a whole.
December 19, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Analysis revealed that the malicious code has a simple and efficient design that allows it to wipe files on different drives in various predefined times. The malware wipes disk partitions and user profile directories avoiding ordinary anti-virus software detection...
October 31, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Time passes and the dispute between Iran and Israel is becoming increasingly more complex to manage. Apparently everything seems crystallized waiting for one of the contenders make the first move, in fact, both states are boosting investment in the development of their cyber capabilities...
October 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Iran was recently blamed for attacks onoil companies and banks. This time the scenario appears reversed, as attacks targeted Iranian infrastructure and communications, causing serious damages to Internet connections...
September 26, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
A possible Iranian cyber offensive against US banks has been discussed recently, and immediately denied by government of Teheran. Financial institutions are targets for a cyber attacks, as the banking system is a critical asset for a nation and its paralysis could damage economic activities...
September 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
A massive cyber attack could increase hostilities, anticipating a conventional strike, but the Government of Teheran is showing awareness of risks related to a cyber attack and it has started a massive propaganda campaign to show to the western world its cyber capabilities...
September 10, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los
Air-gapped networks are difficult to maintain, and what happens when you have to transfer data from that air-gapped network to somewhere else. What if you have to install printer drivers or update your anti-virus signatures? Doesn't sound so easy to do now, does it?
August 28, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr
Iran is at the center of every significant aspect of this attack. It is the only nation with access to the original Wiper virus from which Shamoon was copied. Perhaps Iran has learned something from Russia about the strategy of misdirection via the government's recruitment of patriotic hackers...
August 26, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon
Carbon whiskers unleashed to disable transformers? Oh yes. Just a few grams got released into the atmosphere and shorted out transformers throughout the Pacific Northwest. I do not like the idea of kilograms of this escaping the target area. It could be decades before power grids are free of this menace...
August 23, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn
In June of 2010 the Stuxnet worm made it’s debut. Joint engineered by the United States and Israel to cripple Iran’s nuclear efforts, it wasn’t long before the worm was altered and turned loose on the internet spawning a number of variations of the original worm and affecting computers around the world...
August 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
It is expected that in the first phase of an offensive against Iran, Israel will conduct a cyber attack of impressive dimensions with the intent to paralyze the country by knocking out the Internet, all communications and other critical infrastructure. This is the new way to engage in a war...
August 17, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding
"Silverstein claims to have obtained an Israeli briefing document outlining the Jewish state’s war plans against Iran, which, according to him, include the launching of dozens of missiles, an aerial attack, a sophisticated cyber attack and even the assassination of senior Iranian military and intelligence officials..."
August 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines
Pro-Israeli hacker Yourikan (you-r!-k@n) is claiming to have hacked and defaced as many as ninety-one Iranian websites including government, education and business targets in protest of Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and support for terrorist activities targeting Israel...
July 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"Almost all cyberattacks are 'to whom it may concern' but Stuxnet was a bullet with someone's name on it. Repeating something like Stuxnet or (computer virus) Flame will be much more difficult... But the defender needs to plug all holes, while the attacker need only find one..."
June 19, 2012 Added by:Scot Terban
I have said this before and I am saying it again, we are just monkeys with digital guns. Fools with tools really. I am afraid of the level of hubris here and frankly feel that it’s almost time to just become a Luddite. At least Luddites won’t be compromised by their toasters because China made malware to p0wn us...
June 18, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle
Russia has very advanced cyber capabilities, and they have shared military hardware and tech with middle east nations before. It is not a big leap to think that they could and would share cyber warfare technology with these nations, especially if they rely on these nations for energy reserve...
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