French magazine L’Express is reporting that, last May, the computers in the offices of Nicolas Sarkozy (who was still president back then) were hacked by the “Flame” malware. This is that same malware that made headlines for being developed by the United States and Israel for intelligence and disruption purposes [...]Read More »
New state-sponsored malware ‘Gauss’ hits PayPal and banks, was created by the makers of Flame and Stuxnet
Between the likes of Flame, Stuxnet, and Mahdi I’m sure most people have had their fair share of state-sponsored cyber attacks. As much as we wish they would go away, they won’t. In fact, they are likely to increase as geopolitical tensions take center stage. Indeed another state-sponsored malware has [...]Read More »
Did you think the Stuxnet and Flame were the end of geographically targeted malware attacks? Yeah, you wish. A new malware has been detected roaming in the Middle East, targeting ‘sensitive’ organizations and stealing e-mails, passwords, files, and nearby conversations.
Dubbed ‘Mahdi’ by researchers at Kaspersky Lab and Seculert due [...]Read More »
Recently, ‘Flame’ had become a very familiar word to almost all among us. Flame has been named by security experts to be the most complicated malware the security world has ever encountered till now. Flame makes use of a vulnerability in the computers running Windows operating system, enacting itself to [...]Read More »
Every so often Google voluntarily releases reports in regards to requests made by governments across the world to access private user data. The recently released bi-annual report by Google notes there has been an increase of around 37% in the requests for private data of users by the US government.[...]Read More »
As reported earlier in a post which pointed out the connection between Flame and Stuxnet, Flame has been named to be one of the most complicated malware ever written. Security analysts have also made clear that it might be a state-sponsored attack.
As Locutus reported earlier, some Gmail accounts have [...]Read More »
Flame, a malware detected just recently, spreading havoc all over, currently flagged to be one of the most complex ones ever, has been targeting computers running Microsoft Windows operating system in the Middle East nations. CERT had announced it’s discovery on 28 May 2012, and it was categorized as [...]Read More »