Stuxnet, the malware that rocked the security world and the first recorded cyber weapon, has an older and more complex “sibling” that was also aimed at disrupting the functioning of Iran's uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, but whose modus operandi was different.
In last week's reports, it has been pointed out that NSA has its own hacking unit called Tailored Access Operations (TAO), and that its capabilities have been tapped for hunting down Osama bin Laden.
The Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare - the recently released tentative rulebook on what actions should and should not be considered or allowed during cyber conflicts involving states - has raised a lot of interest in security circles.
Symantec researchers have discovered an older version of the infamous Stuxnet worm that caused the disruption at Iran's nuclear facility in Natanz: Stuxnet 0.5.
This week, Foreign Secretary William Hague revealed that “not an hour goes by when a system in the UK is not being attacked”, and not only do the hackers attempt to steal state or trade secrets, but also aim to disrupt infrastructure, communications and satellite systems.