New Book Explores Evolution of State-Sponsored Cyber Crime

By JDavis | 12/14/10 6:58 AM

Covering the progression of cyber-espionage and state-sponsored cyber attacks, security expert Richard Stiennon's new book Surviving Cyberwar provides a comprehensive look at the technological and political landscapes surrounding cyberwar.

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VIDEO: Watch the Stuxnet Worm at Work

By JDavis | 12/1/10 7:02 AM

The malware known as "Stuxnet" -- a cyber weapon that targets critical industrial control systems, primarily in nuclear plants -- has been one of the most significant cyber security events in recent years. Security firm Symantec has posted an informative video demonstration of how this sophisticated malware operates.

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Code Analysis Says Stuxnet Is a Weapon

By JDavis | 9/21/10 3:42 PM

We previously posted about the "Stuxnet" worm, a complex piece of malware that directed at industrial control systems. But as recently reported on Yahoo News, ongoing investigations into Stuxnet's purpose have revealed much more significant information -- Stuxnet was created as a targeted attack on a specific, industrial target.

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Preparing for International Cyber War

By JDavis | 9/20/10 2:52 PM

A recent article in The Sydney Morning Herald detailed the upcoming "Cyber Storm", an international cyber security drill organized by the US Department of Homeland Security. While details are understandably scarce for reasons of international security, it is the third Cyber Storm drill since 2006.

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60 MINUTES: Devices Controlling National Infrastructure Have Already Been Hacked

By JDavis | 6/13/10 10:50 AM

In a comprehensive investigation into the vulnerabilities of US critical systems, (including financial, utility and military infrastructures), 60 Minutes recently reported that some of the country's top security experts believe the US to be unprepared for the serious threats posed by targeted cyber attacks.

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