New Report Beckons ‘Cyber Arms Race,’ Explains Black Hole Kit

Espionage has gone digital and we’re just now seeing the beginnings of what will prove to be a “cyber arms race,” according to Mikko Hypponen, Chief Research Officer for the F-Secure, the Finnish security firm. Hypponen laid out his thoughts and recapped the last seven months in threats in the latest edition of the company’s Threat Report (.PDF), released today.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has issued an assignment to the U.S. District Attorneys to start an investigation into possible leaks of classified information, presumably by individuals within the Obama administration who recently spoke anonymously about the administration’s ties to the development of Stuxnet.

In the wake of a report about vulnerabilities in its products, Siemens issued a patch for its Simatic S7 industrial controllers on Monday. ICS CERT, the Cyber Emergency Response Team for Industrial Control Systems, issued an alert advising Siemens customers to apply the patch.

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