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.
Security researchers say they have positively identified a new computer virus plaguing networks in the Middle East.
Security experts say that the Stuxnet and Flame viruses share sections of code, indicating that their creators collaborated.
The Obama administration reportedly ordered "increasingly sophisticated" cyber attacks against Iranian networks linked to nuclear enrichment facilities.
An enigmatic virus has reportedly infected various computer networks administering key aspects of Iran's lucrative oil sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of security researchers has pointed out in a paper that software vulnerabilities could allow criminals to spring prisoners from their cells.
A high-ranking Iranian official has confirmed that a new digital entity is on the rampage and targeting computer networks throughout the country.
An Iranian hacker has claimed responsibility for last week's attempt to hack the internet's Secure Socket layer (SSL).
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.
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.
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.
An Iranian security specialist attempting to counter the voracious Stuxnet worm has reportedly been assassinated near a top-secret lab in Tehran.
The enigmatic Stuxnet worm - which previously destroyed thousands of centrifuges used to enrich uranium - is currently attacking Iranian military systems.
The enigmatic Stuxnet worm has reportedly caused thousands of Iranian centrifuges used for the enrichment of uranium to grind to an unceremonious halt.
The Stuxnet virus could be tailored to attack many other industrial control systems, a Homeland Security official told senators yesterday.