In a video from this week’s DLD Conference, F-Secure’s Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen and Kaspersky Lab’s CEO Eugene Kaspersky discuss increased paranoia surrounding cyber warfare, the dangers of the internet and the evolution of hacking throughout the years.
With Dennis Fisher out of pocket at the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Ryan Naraine hijacks the Digital Underground podcast and gets on the phone with Kaspersky Lab research guru Costin Raiu to talk about the intricacies of the miniDuke malware campaign.
Researchers on Tuesday said they have proof the Stuxnet worm used to cripple Iran’s nuclear program has been in the wild two years longer than first believed. There’s also now evidence the military-grade malware’s origins date back to 2005, and possibly earlier.
Researchers have noticed a spike in cyberattacks over the past few weeks targeting the Uyghur people, a Turkic ethnic group based primarily in China and Kazakhstan. The attacks have been exploiting a Microsoft Word vulnerability patched in June 2009, according to a Securelist post by Kaspersky Lab Senior Security Researcher Costin Raiu yesterday.