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Report: Iran Defeats New Cyber Attack

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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An Iranian civil defense official says Iran has repelled a new cyber attack on computers at an industrial site in the country’s south. Ali Akbar Akhavan told the semi-official Iranian Students News Agency Tuesday that the virus had penetrated some manufacturing industries in Hormuzgan province. He says Iranian computer experts were able to halt the […]

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UN Agency to Issue Major Warning on Flame Virus

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations agency that aids member states in securing their national infrastructures is set to issue its most serious warning to date about the risk posed by the “Flame” computer virus, recently discovered in Iran and other Middle Eastern countries. Marco Obiso, cyber security coordinator for the U.N. International Telecommunications Union, said Tuesday the […]

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Iran Says It Can Destroy Sophisticated Data-Stealing Virus

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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The Iranian government said Tuesday it has produced an antivirus program capable of fighting what computer experts are calling “the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed.” The data-stealing virus has been infecting computers in Iran and other parts of the Middle East. Iran’s Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center said Tuesday the antivirus tool can […]

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Japan Probes Cyberattack on Defense Contractor

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 8:37 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Japan are investigating a cyberattack on defense contractor Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that occurred in August, but was only learned of in the past week. Defense Minister Yasuo Ichikawa said he is not aware that any sensitive information was compromised. But he told reporters in Tokyo that Mitsubishi has been ordered to review its […]


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