Irongate malware targets industrial control systems – but is it in the wild or not?

Stuxnet-like malware that is targeting industrial control systems has been uncovered by security researchers at FireEye.

Ali Taherian reports.

Five years after Stuxnet, your USB drive is still being patched

Once again, Microsoft finds itself patching Windows against attacks that can strike at your PC through the USB drive.

Read more in my article on the Optimal Security blog.

The threat of North Korea’s city-destroying killer hackers

A defector tells the BBC that North Korea has apocalyptic cyberwarfare capabilities.

Stuxnet – United States tried to use it against North Korea too, report claims

North Korea’s nuclear programme was allegedly targeted by an American-sponsored malware attack.

But, unlike Stuxnet in Iran, it failed.

Microsoft failed to properly patch the Stuxnet USB flaw in 2010… but has now (we hope)

For over four years, nobody noticed that a Microsoft patch designed to stop exploitation of a vulnerability used by the notorious Stuxnet worm could be easily circumvented.

Now Microsoft has released a new patch, and not a moment too soon.

Stuxnet “badly infected” Russian nuclear plant, claims Kaspersky

Eugene Kaspersky has claimed that the Stuxnet virus – widely believed to have been built by the United States and Israel to disrupt Iran’s nuclear plans – managed to also infect the internal network of a Russian nuclear plant.

Why I’m not worried about 
cyberwarfare… yet

Computer security veteran Philip Le Riche shares his thoughts on the possibility of cyberwarfare.

Stuxnet: How USA and Israel created anti-Iran virus, and then lost control of it

The Stuxnet virus was created by the USA to target an Iranian nuclear facility, but accidentally escaped into the wider world, claims the New York Times.

Flame malware – The biggest? The baddest? A little perspective

Is Flame a big malware threat?

Well, yes it is. But perhaps not in the way you think.

Flame worm – Iran claims to discover new Stuxnet-like malware

Iranian authorities claim to have discovered another targeted cyberattack against the country – the Flamer worm (also known as Flame).

Iran makes its own anti-virus software – would you buy it?

Iran is reported to have started making its own anti-virus software.

Would you buy it?

Did the US write Stuxnet? Deputy Defense Secretary won’t deny it

US Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is put on the spot.

Did the US write the Stuxnet worm or not?

Stars virus: Iran claims to intercept second cyberwarfare attack

Iranian officials today claimed to have intercepted a cyberwarfare attack, involving malware designed to spy upon government systems.

19790509: The mysterious number inside the Stuxnet worm

Does anyone really know the truth behind the number “19790509”, embedded inside the Stuxnet worm?

And what – if anything – does The Grateful Dead have to do with it?

Cyberwarfare and Stuxnet discussed on Radio 4

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Stuxnet on the BBC World Service

Read more in my article at Naked Security.