Blog Posts Tagged with "Iran"


Symantec Uncovers Earliest Known Version of Stuxnet (Version 0.5)

February 26, 2013 Added by:Mike Lennon

According to Symantec, Stuxnet Version 0.5, an earlier and less sophisticated version of Stuxnet, was designed to close crucial valves that feed uranium hexafluoride gas into the centrifuges, causing serious damage to the centrifuges and the uranium enrichment system as a whole.

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Iran, the cyber shooting range, new malware detected

December 19, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Analysis revealed that the malicious code has a simple and efficient design that allows it to wipe files on different drives in various predefined times. The malware wipes disk partitions and user profile directories avoiding ordinary anti-virus software detection...

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Israel vs Iran.The strategic importance of 5° domain,the cyberspace

October 31, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Time passes and the dispute between Iran and Israel is becoming increasingly more complex to manage. Apparently everything seems crystallized waiting for one of the contenders make the first move, in fact, both states are boosting investment in the development of their cyber capabilities...

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Attacks Cause Serious Damage to Internet Connection in Iran

October 05, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Iran was recently blamed for attacks onoil companies and banks. This time the scenario appears reversed, as attacks targeted Iranian infrastructure and communications, causing serious damages to Internet connections...

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Expect New Wave of Cyber Attacks Against Banking

September 26, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

A possible Iranian cyber offensive against US banks has been discussed recently, and immediately denied by government of Teheran. Financial institutions are targets for a cyber attacks, as the banking system is a critical asset for a nation and its paralysis could damage economic activities...

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Iran Increasing Tensions: Cyber Perspective

September 24, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

A massive cyber attack could increase hostilities, anticipating a conventional strike, but the Government of Teheran is showing awareness of risks related to a cyber attack and it has started a massive propaganda campaign to show to the western world its cyber capabilities...

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How Practical is a Disconnected Network?

September 10, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Air-gapped networks are difficult to maintain, and what happens when you have to transfer data from that air-gapped network to somewhere else. What if you have to install printer drivers or update your anti-virus signatures? Doesn't sound so easy to do now, does it?

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Who's Responsible for the Saudi Aramco Network Attack?

August 28, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Iran is at the center of every significant aspect of this attack. It is the only nation with access to the original Wiper virus from which Shamoon was copied. Perhaps Iran has learned something from Russia about the strategy of misdirection via the government's recruitment of patriotic hackers...

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Potential Collateral Damage from an Israeli First Strike on Iran

August 26, 2012 Added by:Richard Stiennon

Carbon whiskers unleashed to disable transformers? Oh yes. Just a few grams got released into the atmosphere and shorted out transformers throughout the Pacific Northwest. I do not like the idea of kilograms of this escaping the target area. It could be decades before power grids are free of this menace...

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Stuxnet: The New Face of 21st Century Cyber Warfare

August 23, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

In June of 2010 the Stuxnet worm made it’s debut. Joint engineered by the United States and Israel to cripple Iran’s nuclear efforts, it wasn’t long before the worm was altered and turned loose on the internet spawning a number of variations of the original worm and affecting computers around the world...

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How Will Israel Attack Iran?

August 18, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

It is expected that in the first phase of an offensive against Iran, Israel will conduct a cyber attack of impressive dimensions with the intent to paralyze the country by knocking out the Internet, all communications and other critical infrastructure. This is the new way to engage in a war...

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Israeli Operations Against Iran Will Begin with Cyber Attack

August 17, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

"Silverstein claims to have obtained an Israeli briefing document outlining the Jewish state’s war plans against Iran, which, according to him, include the launching of dozens of missiles, an aerial attack, a sophisticated cyber attack and even the assassination of senior Iranian military and intelligence officials..."

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Yourikan Claims Ninety-One Iranian Websites Hacked

August 07, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Pro-Israeli hacker Yourikan (you-r!-k@n) is claiming to have hacked and defaced as many as ninety-one Iranian websites including government, education and business targets in protest of Iran's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and support for terrorist activities targeting Israel...

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Stuxnet was Only the Beginning of US Cyberwar Against Iran

July 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Almost all cyberattacks are 'to whom it may concern' but Stuxnet was a bullet with someone's name on it. Repeating something like Stuxnet or (computer virus) Flame will be much more difficult... But the defender needs to plug all holes, while the attacker need only find one..."

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Tweeting About Cyberwar and Other Ridiculous Ideas

June 19, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

I have said this before and I am saying it again, we are just monkeys with digital guns. Fools with tools really. I am afraid of the level of hubris here and frankly feel that it’s almost time to just become a Luddite. At least Luddites won’t be compromised by their toasters because China made malware to p0wn us...

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Will the Next Stuxnet be a Russian - Iranian Creation?

June 18, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Russia has very advanced cyber capabilities, and they have shared military hardware and tech with middle east nations before. It is not a big leap to think that they could and would share cyber warfare technology with these nations, especially if they rely on these nations for energy reserve...

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