Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said Monday that it had uncovered a ‘cyber-espionage worm’ designed to collect and delete sensitive information, primarily in Middle Eastern countries.
Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are becoming more sophisticated on two levels: The first involves the technologies themselves; the second involves the “privatization” of their use by the criminal element.
The U.S. government has launched a coordinated effort with several trade groups and private companies to combat botnets and educate affected computer users, the White House announced Wednesday.
Concerns about credit-card security heightened Friday after a little-known Atlanta company disclosed it had been hit by hackers, potentially exposing hundreds of thousands of account holders to fraud.
Three of the most high-profile pieces of malware to have been discovered in the past two years have been Stuxnet, Duqu, and as of this week, Flame. Now, researchers are suggesting that whoever commissioned Stuxnet and Duqu also ordered up Flame.
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