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Stuxnet admission likely to have foreign policy consequences

Nokia to pull out of Iranian capital Tehran by the end of August over EU sanctions

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Struggling phone maker Nokia is to close its regional offices in Tehran as a direct result of sanctions recently imposed on EU companies by the European Union over Iran’s controversial nuclear program. The EU sanctions restrict trading to Iran. Reported by Kabir News and backed up by Nokia spokesperson Mark...
Nokia to pull out of Iranian capital Tehran by the end of August over EU sanctions

Iran Plans To Stop Using The Internet By 2013

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Iran is planning on on joining the list of nations abandoning the global internet for their own national intranet, and officials say that the transition may be completed by 2013. Iran's head of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Reza Taqipour, speaking in a conference at Amir Kabir University,...
Iran Plans To Stop Using The Internet By 2013

Report: Obama Ordered Stuxnet Attacks on Iran

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U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the Stuxnet cyberattacks on Iran in an effort to slow the country's development of a nuclear program, according to a report....
Report: Obama Ordered Stuxnet Attacks on Iran

Pentagon: 30,000 Pound Bomb Too Small

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smitty777 writes "According to the Pentagon, the 30,000-pound, precision-guided Massive Ordnance Penetrator GBU-57 bomb is just too small. Concerns around Iran's fortification of their nuclear program facilities has the DoD seeking from Congress something not quite as subdued as the GBU-57, the largest non-nuke bomb operated by the USAF....
Pentagon: 30,000 Pound Bomb Too Small

Israel Just Bought Its Fourth German-Made Nuclear Submarine

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Israel on Thursday received its fourth German-made submarine capable of launching nuclear warheads, expanding a fleet that experts say could be used in an attack on Iran. Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that the submarine would increase Israel's capabilities and strength "in the face of the growing regional challenges." The...
Israel Just Bought Its Fourth German-Made Nuclear Submarine
Skeptics say Iran's new stealth fighter is a plastic fake
Gauss espionage malware phones home to same servers as Iran-targeting Flame

Confirmed: US and Israel waged cyberwar on Iran

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In an unsurprising and yet wholly unsettling twist, it has emerged that Stuxnet — the virus that sabotaged part of the Iranian uranium enrichment program — was developed by the US and Israeli governments, and sanctioned by President Obama himself.According to numerous American, European, and Israeli officials, Stuxnet was part...
Confirmed: US and Israel waged cyberwar on Iran

Assessing Doomsday: How Cyber War Could Attack U.S. Infrastructure

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta did his best to scare the pants off of the American people last week. In a briefing with reporters, he warned of the growing danger of cyberwarfare and its potential to cripple critical infrastructure in the United States. With the rise of so-called state-sponsored...
Assessing Doomsday: How Cyber War Could Attack U.S. Infrastructure
Huawei linked to attempted illegal sale of HP equipment to Iran, says Reuters

Sen. Feinstein More Worried About Reaction To The Leak About Stuxnet, Rather Than Reaction To Stuxnet Itself

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Last week, we wrote about the NYTimes investigative report that revealed that the US government was behind Stuxnet, and that President Obama was very, very involved in the process. It was widely assumed that the US was involved, but this revealed a bunch of details. We were surprised that the...
Sen. Feinstein More Worried About Reaction To The Leak About Stuxnet, Rather Than Reaction To Stuxnet Itself
HP, Cisco, Sun Gear Surfaces Inside Iranian Mobile Operator

The internet in pieces | Misha Glenny

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Harried by cyberattacks, Iran is making good on a vow to build its own web. Others could followNew evidence that Iran is following through on its dramatic plan to move large parts of its networked computer systems off the web reflects how the global struggle for the internet has reached a new...
The internet in pieces | Misha Glenny

Iranian Nuclear Program Used as Lure in Flash-based Targeted Attacks

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A new targeted email attack is exploiting interest in the Iranian nuclear program to trick people into opening booby-trapped Word documents that exploit a known......
Iranian Nuclear Program Used as Lure in Flash-based Targeted Attacks

Move over, Flame: New Messiah-themed malware targets Iran, Israel

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Almost half of the systems infected by Madi were located in Iran. Seculert Blog Researchers have discovered another piece of espionage malware targeting sensitive organizations in the Middle East, this time, siphoning e-mails, passwords, computer files, and nearby conversations from more than 800 PCs operated by critical infrastructure companies,...
Move over, Flame: New Messiah-themed malware targets Iran, Israel
Iran says Flame virus could be cause behind “mass data loss”

Gauss: Researchers release detection tools

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After announcing the discovery of a new malicious software that targets financial data, researchers have created new, Web-based tools that let anyone check if they've been infected. The new malware, Gauss, shows ties to previous state-sponsored viruses Flame and Stuxnet, but targets financial data. Those viruses were aimed at computers...
Gauss: Researchers release detection tools

Stealthy Shape Security Lands $6 Million From Kleiner Perkins and Eric Schmidt

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There’s an interesting new fundamental thought that’s emerging among computer security companies. The logic goes like this: First, your digital assets are going to be attacked. Second, no matter what preparations you make to defend those assets, a determined attacker is going to find a hole, or a method of...
Stealthy Shape Security Lands $6 Million From Kleiner Perkins and Eric Schmidt
US officials claim Iran behind cyberattack on Saudi oil firm, suggest it's a retaliation
North Korea to conduct nuclear test 'targeted at the United States'
The perfect crime: Is Wiper malware connected to Stuxnet, Duqu?

Russia's Kaspersky Lab Cracks Password Attached to Alleged U.S. Cyber Weapon

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What Flame did to Iranian computers. (Image: William Warby, Flickr) The Cold War is over and Russia and America are getting along. So surely none of the Men in Black behind the United States’ cyber weapons program based in Langley or Area 51 or wherever will be concerned that a...
Russia's Kaspersky Lab Cracks Password Attached to Alleged U.S. Cyber Weapon

Report Suggests Iranian Atomic Scientists Being Assaulted With AC/DC

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THUNDA STRUCK! Looks like the Iranian nuclear facility at Natanz is, at the very least, 0 for 2 against cyber attacks. First came Stuxnet, which wreaked havoc with the equipment used to purify uranium. And now–at least, if a recent report is true–they are dealing with a malware infestation involving...
Report Suggests Iranian Atomic Scientists Being Assaulted With AC/DC

Flame Malware Listens To Your Conversations And Watches Your Email

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Kaspersky Lab, a Russian antivirus firm, has discovered Flame, a dangerous, sophisticated new piece of malware that appears to be targeting Iranian government computers—just like Stuxnet, a hostile computer program which sabotaged Iran's nuclear program. But unlike Stuxnet, Kaspersky researchers said, Flame is 20 times more complex than Stuxnet....
Flame Malware Listens To Your Conversations And Watches Your Email

Cyberwarfare evolves faster than rules of engagement

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As the rhetoric heats up over cyberwar -- including warnings that attacks on the U.S. are imminent and alarms that the U.S. has escalated the risk via malware attacks on Iran's nuclear program -- the rules of engagement are missing in action....
Cyberwarfare evolves faster than rules of engagement

Kristol: ‘Better’ for US to attack Iran than if Israel did

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The Obama administration should be seriously considering a strike on Iran, according to neoconservative Fox News contributor Bill Kristol.An Israeli Deputy Defense Minister said last week that he expected Israel would have to attack Iran within a year. Kristol believes it would be better for the US to attack first."I...
Kristol: ‘Better’ for US to attack Iran than if Israel did

Security expert: Iran and North Korea teaming up to fight malware like Duqu, Flame, Stuxnet

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Iran and North Korea have been in bed together for a long time, but recently they threw off the covers for the whole world to see. At least one security expert thinks there is a malware angle here that is worth underlining. At the start of this month, news broke...
Security expert: Iran and North Korea teaming up to fight malware like Duqu, Flame, Stuxnet
Puzzle box: The quest to crack the world's most mysterious malware warhead

Stuxnet worm targeting Iran in works as early as 2005, Symantec finds

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The secret cyber-sabotage campaign aimed at Iran's nuclear program may have been in existence as early as 2005 and may have been capable of inflicting more damage than previously known, according to a security firm's analysis released Tuesday. Read full article >>...
Stuxnet worm targeting Iran in works as early as 2005, Symantec finds
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