Stuxnet-style attack on US smart grid could cost government $1 trillion
The report, which cites Stuxnet and Shamoon as two high-profile critical infrastructure attacks in recent years, describes how the Trojan would be used to infect electricity generation control rooms in part of northern US, and would then lie dormant ... read more
New attack infects Macs in seconds, even without internet
Apple computers have always been touted as more secure than other PCs because their firmware couldn't be penetrated. Unfortunately, that's no longer true, as a newly created self-replicating worm has shown. Wired reports that security researchers Xeno ... read more
China's Cyberspying Is 'on a Scale No One Imagined'–if You Pretend NSA Doesn't ...
Sanger was one of the main journalists covering the joint US/Israeli cyberattack against Iran known as Stuxnet; one of his stories went out under the headline, “Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran.” But here, in this context, he writes ... read more
Stati Uniti ed Iran insieme in caso di un nuovo Stuxnet?
Gli Stati Uniti alleati dell'Iran per proteggerlo da Stuxnet? E' quanto emerge dal nuovo accordo sul programma nucleare sottoscritto tra la potenza asiatica e il gruppo dei negoziatori E3/EU+3, che comprende Cina, Francia, Germania, Russia, Regno Unito ... read more
The US Tried to Stuxnet North Korea's Nuclear Program
The second weapon was crafted at the same time Stuxnet was created and was designed to activate once it encountered Korean-language settings on machines with the right configuration, according to Reuters. But the operation ultimately failed because the ... read more
Securing the Internet of Things - time for another look at Public Key ...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad area that is attracting much discussion. Wikipedia starts its IoT definition as follows: 'the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and connectivity to enable ... read more
Smartgadgets from guns to cars ripe for hacking
Stuxnet-type attacks were seen as the work of sophisticated, state-sponsored actors with ample resources and time. The explosion of connected devices in the booming Internet of Things has created easy targets for independent hackers motivated by greed ... read more
Modernizing the US Energy Grid
Since the 1970s, grid operators have relied on electronic industrial control, or IC, centers that are generally unsecured against malware like the Stuxnet virus that targeted Iranian nuclear facilities in 2010. Meanwhile, the Energy Department's 2015 ... read more