Massive "Flame" cyber-attack in Middle East uncovered

Massive targeted cyber-attack in Middle East uncovered
Eugene Kaspersky, the founder and CEO of the Kaspersky compared the new virus with Stuxnet and said it appeared to open a new front in state-sponsored cyber warfare. However, he said its full significance won't be understood until more security ...

Massive 'Flame' Malware Stealing Data Across Middle East
PC Magazine
By Chloe Albanesius Researchers at Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a massive cyber threat, dubbed Flame, that is targeting "sensitive" information across the Middle East. The malware, Kaspersky said, "might be the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet ...

New Massive Cyber-Attack an 'Industrial Vacuum Cleaner for Sensitive Information'
The attack is being powered by a new and highly complex malware known as Flame which is said to “dwarf Stuxnet in size and sophistication.” Stuxnet was the malwarebelieved to behind the cyber-attacks on Iran's nuclear program in 2009 and 2010.


Flame: 'Most complex' cyber-attack ever discovered
ZDNet (blog)
A new 'data-vacuuming' piece of malware, which has targeted a number of Middle Eastern countries including Israel and Iran, has been discovered, which could mark the trilogy in advanced cyber-weapons after Stuxnet and Duqu.

Powerful "Flame" cyber weapon found in Middle East
Security experts have discovered a new data-stealing virus dubbed "Flame" they say has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign. It is the most complex piece ...

Massive cyber-attack discovered, Middle East targetted by Flame
Boston: Security experts have discovered a new data-stealing virus dubbed 'Flame'. Reports say it has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign.


Flame: Massive cyber-attack discovered, researchers say
A complex targeted cyber-attack that collected private data from countries such as Israel and Iran has been uncovered, researchers have said. Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs told the BBC they believed the malware, known as Flame, ...

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Internet security firm Kaspersky calls 'Flame' bug 'most sophisticated cyber-weapon yet unleashed,' hints it may have been created by makers of Stuxnet worm. By Oded Yaron | May.28, 2012 | 6:26 PM A man walks by computer network servers in California.


Massive cyber attack targeting Middle East discovered
Computer Business Review
Security researchers have uncovered a massive cyber attack that is attempting to steal data from Middle Eastern countries and has been operating undetected for up to two years. The malware, nicknamed Flame, is said to be targeting countries across the ...

Kaspersky uncovers major international cyber attack
TechRadar UK
"Unlike with conventional warfare, the more developed countries are actually the most vulnerable in this case." Chief security expert at Kaspesky Lab Alexander Gostev added that, "One of the most alarming facts is that the Flame cyber-attack campaign...

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GM crop-trial website taken down by cyber-attack
The Guardian
Cyber-attackers took down the website on Sunday night of Rothamsted Research – an agricultural research institute in the UK conducting a GM crop trial, just hours after a failed attack on the institute's field of genetically modified wheat in Harpenden ...

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Complex cyberwar tool 'Flame' found ALL OVER Middle East
Because Flame is so super-complicated and because of the geography of the attack, Kaspersky Lab's global research and analysis team head Alexander Gostev said he was in "no doubt" that it was a state-sponsored worm. Flame is a cyber espionage program ...

'Flame' cyber attack could be most sophisticated ever
Symantec has warned of a “highly sophisticated” threat, which its Security Response Team has claimed is on par with the Stuxnet and Duqu viruses. Symantec has announced that it has been analysing the W32.Flamer malware, a threat which is believed to ...


Flame malware - more details of targeted cyber attack in Middle East
Naked Security
CrySyS's 63-page PDF report says that it began to analyse the malware earlier this month, and hypothesises that it was "developed by a government or nation state with signigficant budget and effort, and may be related to cyber warfare activities.

Naked Security

Kaspersky Lab and ITU Research Reveals New Advanced Cyber Weapon
IT News Online
Commenting on uncovering Flame, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, said: "The risk of cyber warfare has been one of the most serious topics in the field of informationsecurity for several years now. Stuxnet and Duqu belonged to a ...

Panetta: Cyber Attack Could Be 'Act Of War'
The Right Perspective
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Sunday that a crippling cyber attack on America's computer infrastructure would constitute an act of war – and he is working to engage China, the biggest culprit of such attacks, to prevent that point from ...

Australia vulnerable to cyber attacks: Kaspersky
The Australian Financial Review
Photo: Tamara Voninski The chief executive of security firm Kaspersky Lab has warned that Australia cannot defend itself from the rising tide of cyber attacks from foreign powers, the best of which come from Russia and China.

The Australian Financial Review

Flame spyware targets Iran
By Dave Neal THE CYBER SECURITY world is alight with reports about Flame, cyber espionage spyware that targets Iranian computers. Flame, the Flamer or, the Flame, depending on where you read about it, is the subject of a report from the Iranian ...

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The Week
Not surprisingly, a recent survey by McAfee, the internet security giant, named India among the nations least able to defend themselves against cyber attacks. Others on the list include Brazil, Romania and Mexico. Key web sites hacked into include that ...

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Cyber threats bring increased business for Boulder-area data security firms
Daily Camera
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Flamer Cyber 'Super-Weapon' Caught Firing On Iran Infrastructure
TechWeekEurope UK
Flamer may be the most sophisticated cyber weapon ever seen. Thanks to Iran, fingers are already pointed at nation states A worm considered to be more complex than Stuxnet has been spotted attacking Iranian infrastructure, and it “might be the most ...

TechWeekEurope UK

'Cyber Superweapon' Is Largest And Most Malicious Ever Discovered
Huffington Post UK
A security firm in Russia has announced the discovery of a cyber weapon it says is larger, more damaging and more malicious than any found before. The malware can attack and steal data, and even record sound from a microphone and send it back to the ...

Cassidian demonstrates cyber security offering
by Adam Lane on May 28, 2012 Security firm Cassidian CyberSecurity has demonstrated an integrated cyber security offering to protect critical infrastructure such as power stations and oil & gas installations. Presenting at the Cyber SecurityForum for ...

'Flame' surveillance worm described as one of the most complex threats ever ...
SC Magazine UK
A worm described as 'the the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed' has been detected attacking nations in the Middle East. Named 'Flame', researchers from Kaspersky Lab said that it shares many characteristics with Duqu and Stuxnet, ...

Kaspersky blames Flame malware attack on state sponsor
He said it was likely the perpetrators had no single source of information they were looking to gather, and was instead built for "general cyber-espionage purposes". "It looks like the creators of Flame are simply looking for any kind of intelligence ...

Meghan McCain Speaks on Cyber-Bullying, Becomes a Target
Christian Post
... of former Presidential candidate John McCain, has always been outspoken, recently addressing the problem of Internet, or cyber, bullying. However, after a television appearance this weekend, McCain found herself the subject of an attack on Twitter.

Christian Post

Iran uncovers Stuxnet-style Flame attack
by Dan Worth Iran claims to have uncovered a new high-profile malware attacktargeting its IT systems called Flame, following on from the Stuxnet and Duqu attacks dating back to 2010. The Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team (Maher) revealed it had ...

ITGP author holds training workshop at the IQPC International Cyber Security ...
Einnews Portugal
Hagestad's workshop will assess the cyber threat currently being deployed by China in order to better defend against the advanced persistent threat. Emphasising defensive measures to be taken against the attack, the workshop will provide a rundown of ...

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A complex targeted cyber-attack that collected private data from countries such as Israel and Iran has been uncovered, researchers have said. Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs told the BBC they believed the malware, known as Flame, ...
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Flame malware confirmed as most sophisticated cyber attack to date ...
Security experts have discovered a new data-stealing malware dubbed "Flame" they say has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign.
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Talk of cyber terror attacks no longer fanciful - Lord Toby Harris
By Toby
“British intelligence picked up “talk” from terrorists planning an Internet-based attack against the U.K.'s national infrastructure, a British official said, as the government released a long-awaited report on cyber security. Terrorists have for some ...
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Cyber Evo new aero designs revealed | World Time Attack Challenge
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BBC News - Flame: Massive cyber-attack discovered, researchers say
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Massive cyber-attack discovered ... HelenaCLeurent says: RT @BBCNews: Massive and "most likely state-sponsored" cyber-attack on #Iran and #Israel discovered, researchers say - 50 mins ago ...

Kaspersky Lab and ITU research reveals new advanced cyber threat
By Charlie Fripp
Commenting on uncovering Flame, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, said: “The risk of cyber warfare has been one of the most serious topics in the field of information securityfor several years now. Stuxnet and Duqu ... The diverse nature of the stolen information, which can include documents, screenshots, audio recordings and interception of network traffic, makes it one of the most advanced and complete attack-toolkits ever discovered. The exact infection ...
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Backdoor found in a China-made US military chip « The Daily Attack
... in computer and telecommunications equipment. The Stuxnet worm is the most famous and best case example of a cyber attack on a network which wreaked devastation having easily compromised conventional software defensive systems.
The Daily Attack

Comment: US Cybersecurity Posture is not Purely Defensive ...
By Joseph Fitsanakis
In reporting this in 2008, I wondered whether “the US, which has been building its own advancedcyber-attack arsenal since the mid-1990s, has more to gain from international cyber insecurity than do its adversaries”. I repeated this question in ...

DDoS attack against 123-reg, the Chinese paranoia - Cyber Warzone
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