state-sponsored malware

Researchers Find Stuxnet Older Than Previously Believed

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.

Precision Espionage miniFlame Malware Tied to Flame, Gauss

One of three previously unseen pieces of malware discovered during forensic analysis of the Flame malware command-and-control servers has been identified as a secondary surveillance tool deployed against specially identified targets, and only after an initial Flame or Gauss compromise, researchers said today.

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