World's most complex malware discovered - after two years in the wild

Researchers have discovered what they say is the most sophisticated malware ever discovered running rampant in the Middle East.

Iranian oil sector under cyber attack

An enigmatic virus has reportedly infected various computer networks administering key aspects of Iran's lucrative oil sector. 

BBC blames cyber-attack on Iran

The BBC has revealed that it was the target of a sophisticated cyber-attack believed to have originated in Iran.

Stuxnet worm was a calculated risk

Former CIA director General Michael Hayden believes the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran’s nuclear infrastructure was a "good idea," even though it set a precedent for the use of malicious software as a weapon.

Iran's Tor-M1 aerial defense codes are compromised

Iran’s Tor-M1 aerial defense codes were apparently compromised in the context of a secret deal between Russia and Israel. 

Iran launches third satellite

Iran says it's launched an observation satellite, claiming it will be used to collect weather data.

Iranian nuke assassination prompts cyber threat

Iranian Prof. Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, deputy director of the first uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, was killed today by a sticky bomb planted on his car by two motorcyclists.

Claim: Tractor beam downed US drone over Iran

As you may recall, Iran managed to capture a US RQ-170 stealth drone (aka the Beast of Kandahar) back in December of 2011.

How Iran hijacked a US stealth drone

The Iranian military recently managed to hijack an American stealth drone by exploiting a well-known navigational vulnerability in the RQ-170 Sentinel, aka The Beast of Kandahar.

Report: Cyber plot targeted nuclear power plants

Law enforcement officials are investigating reports that Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats in Mexico were involved in planning cyber-attacks against the United States.

Iran: Cyber attack downed US drone

Iran is showcasing a USAF RQ-170 Sentinel drone that Tehran claims to have downed in a sophisticated cyber attack.

Iran blocks US 'virtual embassy' within a day

The US has launched a 'virtual embassy' for Iran, after decades without a real one - but has seen it blocked by the government almost immediately.

Stuxnet eyed in deadly Iran blast

An enigmatic worm that initially targeted Iranian nuclear infrastructure may have also been responsible for the deadly blast at a Revolutionary Guard missile base earlier this month.

DigiNotar security breach hit CIA, MI6 and Mossad

Dutch firm DigiNotar issued twice as many fraudulent security certificates as initially believed, according to the auditors investigating the breach - and affected intelligence agencies including the CIA.

Fake certificate puts Gmail users at risk

A fake web certificate has been circulating for nearly two months, allowing hackers to steal passwords and data from Google sites.

Lone hacker lays claim to SSL attack

An Iranian hacker has claimed responsibility for last week's attempt to hack the internet's Secure Socket layer (SSL).

Iran linked to massive net attack

Iranian hackers are believed to be behind an attempt to hack the internet's Secure Socket Layer (SSL). If successful, it would have allowed the hackers to impersonate Google, Yahoo, Skype, Mozilla and Microsoft.

Iran claims launch of flying saucer

Iranian scientists are claiming to have built a functioning flying saucer, state news service Farsnews reports.

Iran forms elite security unit after Stuxnet assassination

Tehran has formed an elite security unit to protect nuclear scientists after failing to prevent the assassination of a high-level Stuxnet expert attempting to counter the voracious worm.

Salman Rushdie wants "Nintendo bombs" dropped on Iran

Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie believes the best way to liberate Iran from its current regime is to bomb the country with Nintendo game consoles and Big Macs.