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News Roundup: What The Experts Are Saying About The Flame Worm

UPDATE: Are the winds of cyber war blowing, or is the newly discovered Flame worm just a tempest in a teapot? Just days after it was disclosed to the public, the Flame worm is fanning the flames of controversy within the security world. Threatpost takes a look at what people are saying.

UK Authorities Charge Suspected LulzSec Member for DDoS Attacks

A 19 year-old UK man was charged on Wednesday for the role he played in attacks on the UK’s Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) as well as UK’s British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), according to a statement released by the Metropolitan Police Service’s Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU).


CORRECTION: This article originally included the incorrect name for an associate of  A.Q. Khan. The correct name of the associate is “Friedrich Tinner,” a Swiss nuclear engineer. The name has been corrected in the article.The author of a new book on the evolution of the world’s first nuclear black market says that Stuxnet is just the latest in a long string of efforts by the U.S. and its allies to slow or stop the creation of nuclear programs by rogue nations.

Information leak Web site Wikileaks put out a call for volunteers willing to help the organization host its controversial documents. Claiming that the site was “under heavy attack,” Wikileaks posted an appeal on its Web site looking for individuals willing to help mirror the contents of Wikileaks now infamous Cablegate documents on a physical or virtual server. Within hours the site’s content was being mirrored at over 500 locations, according to a list provided by Wikileaks.

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