Stuxnet worm dates back to 2005

The Stuxnet worm, used to attack nuclear reprocessing plants in Iran, was targeting the country as early as 2005, say reseqarchers at security firm Symantec.

Gauss is new virus on the digital block



Security researchers say they have positively identified a new computer virus plaguing networks in the Middle East.

Flame creators may have worked with Stuxnet team

Security experts say that the Stuxnet and Flame viruses share sections of code, indicating that their creators collaborated.

Report: Obama accelerated cyber attacks against Iran



The Obama administration reportedly ordered "increasingly sophisticated" cyber attacks against Iranian networks linked to nuclear enrichment facilities. 



Iranian oil sector under cyber attack

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



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.

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.

Duqu infiltrates Iranian networks

Iran has confirmed that a number of computer networks in the country have been infected by the Duqu trojan, an enigmatic piece of malware based on Stuxnet.   



Duqu exploited Windows kernel vulnerability

The Duqu virus which was recently discovered to have been hitting industrial systems in the same manner as Stuxnet did so by exploiting a Windows kernel zero day vulnerability, it has emerged.

'Son of Stuxnet' trojan discovered

Symantec says it's discovered a new trojan that appears to have been written by the same authors as Stuxnet, and which is also targeted at industrial control systems.

Stuxnet-like worm could free prisoners from cells, say researchers

A group of security researchers has pointed out in a paper that software vulnerabilities could allow criminals to spring prisoners from their cells.

Iranian networks under attack by "Stars virus"

A high-ranking Iranian official has confirmed that a new digital entity is on the rampage and targeting computer networks throughout the country.

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).

Pentagon wary of "toxic malware"

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn is concerned that "toxic malware" payloads aimed at specific targets or networks could break free and spread throughout the Internet. Although Lynn chose not to name any specific examples, many interpreted his statement as a warning to the developers of the Stuxnet worm which reportedly disabled thousands of Iranian centrifuges.

Stealthy Stuxnet worm was a ghost in the machine


It seems as if the stealthy Stuxnet worm managed to remain undercover for almost a year in Iranian networks before it was positively identified by independent security experts.

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.

Report: Iranian Stuxnet expert assassinated in Tehran

An Iranian security specialist attempting to counter the voracious Stuxnet worm has reportedly been assassinated near a top-secret lab in Tehran.

Report: Stuxnet infects Iranian military systems

The enigmatic Stuxnet worm - which previously destroyed thousands of centrifuges used to enrich uranium - is currently attacking Iranian military systems.

Stuxnet kills Iranian nuke centrifuges

The enigmatic Stuxnet worm has reportedly caused thousands of Iranian centrifuges used for the enrichment of uranium to grind to an unceremonious halt.

Stuxnet a 'game changer', Senate warned

The Stuxnet virus could be tailored to attack many other industrial control systems, a Homeland Security official told senators yesterday.