With the hyper-advanced Flame malware wreaking havoc in the Middle East, researchers are pondering if it's related to the Stuxnet worm that devastated Iranian nuclear facilities -- and trying to figure out who made the darned thing. Well, if Flame is related to Stuxnet, the second question can be answered with a fair amount of certainty, as the New York Times released a long, detailed report today claiming that Stuxnet is a joint U.S - Israeli venture created during Bush's time in office and continued by the Obama administration.
McAfee has published a new report that details a string of cyberattacks targeting global oil, energy and petrochemical companies. Dubbed “Night Dragon” by the security company, the attacks have been on its radar since November, 2009. While hackers have used a wide assortment of hacking techniques for attacking these companies in a very “targeted” fashion, McAfee’s vice president of threat research Dmitri Alperovitch described the hackers themselves as being sloppy, unsophisticated and mistake prone.
Shhhh ... very quietly hit the jump to read more about the covert attacks that are still continuing.