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  1. Tech

    Worst. Present. Ever: Christmas Sees New Stuxnet Attack For Iran

    This Christmas, Iran -- whose ruling regime is on any number of naughty lists around the world -- got another dose of the gift that keeps on giving. Like a flareup of digital herpes, the Stuxnet virus apparently reared its ugly head once again, with Iranian media announcing on Christmas day that the virus had been causing trouble for industries including  power plants in the south of the nation over the last few months.

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  2. Tech

    Undeclared Cyberwarfare’s New Kid on the Block: Gauss

    Stuxnet. Duqu. Flame. To the list of weaponized viruses being discovered in computers across the Middle East that look like state-sponsored cyberweapons, we can now add a newcomer: Gauss. Reported last night by Russian security firm Kaspersky, Gauss seems to represent an attack on a new front, targeting finances rather than the infrastructure assets assaulted by previous viruses.

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  3. Tech

    Tehran Claims its Nuclear Facilities Under Cyberattack From U.S., Israel, and Britain

    Iranian officials are claiming that the U.S. and its allies Israel and Britain are attacking the country's nuclear facilities with sophisticated cyberweapons. And here you were, thinking that stuxnet and its ilk were dead and gone.

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  4. Tech

    Cyberweapon Flame Takes Cyber-Cyanide Pill, Is Systematically Deleting Itself

    There's all kinds of dangerous malware out there these days between Stuxnet, the stuff packed into North Korean video games and who knows what else. One particularly dangerous and efficient example, Flame, is actually helping solve the problem, kind of. Security researches have actually caught instances of Flame deleting itself.

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  5. Weird

    Report: U.S. and Israel Created Stuxnet Worm to Take Down Iranian Nuclear Operation

    In 2010, the Stuxnet worm was first discovered in the wild. After being picked apart by security experts, it was widely believed to be a cyberweapon created by some government agency. The U.S. and Israel were always prime suspects, but a new report this morning in The New York Times confirms those suspicions and even shows the high level of involvement of President Obama in this country's clandestine cyberwar.

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