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    Anyone else read about this one? It makes Stuxnet look like the equivalent of throwing a rock through someone's window in hopes of breaking their computer. Amazing stuff.
     
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    Link or it didn't happen.
     
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    StuxNet was an offshoot of Flame.

    Now when I said StuxNet was an US/Israeli confab I was called a "conspiracy theorist". Well now here's proof:
    'Proof' Links Flame, Stuxnet Super Cyber Weapons: Researchers - Yahoo! News

    But see, we need to give the President (And Obama asked for it) an "Internet Kill Switch" in case of internet attacks by viruses like StuxNet that was made by umm ahh... the US and Israel.

    Wait, whut? :confused:
     
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    It is kinda brilliant. In the way that aerial drones are brilliant to accomplish assassinations.

    This is an ARSON tool. Because real warfare is too risky anymore. We've reverted to Cripts/Bloods tactics and inventing better "drive-by" tactics.
     
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    Has Flame morphed into Gauss?...
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    Solving "Gauss"
    August 16th, 2012 - Researchers at the same cybersecurity lab that announced the discovery of the Flame virus this past May believe they have discovered a related set of code that serves as a Trojan horse, and they're asking the wider cryptographic community to help them crack it.
     
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    Shamoon virus goin' fer the power grid...
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    Shamoon virus targets energy sector infrastructure
    17 August 2012 - A new threat targeting infrastructure in the energy industry has been uncovered by security specialists.
     
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    New 'Flame' Virus Found; EU Boosts Iran Sanctions...
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    EU okays fresh Iran sanctions; new version of Flame virus uncovered
    Oct 15, 2012 - New sanctions on banking, shipping and industrial sectors mark one of EU's toughest moves against Tehran's nuclear drive. Kaspersky Lab says 'miniFlame' designed to steal data, control infected systems
     

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