Despite claims to the contrary, General Keith Alexander argues that the NSA is actually doing its part to protect US citizens.
Retired U.S. Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright has been informed he is under investigation as the source of leaks to the media regarding the sophisticated virus, NBC News reports.
Symantec researchers report uncovering an earlier version of the computer virus -- one from 2005. The virus was later found to have inflicted damage on Iran's nuclear enrichment program.
The worm apparently was aimed at a power plant and other sites in southern Iran but was thwarted.
Sophisticated virus was intended to knock offline an Iranian nuclear enrichment facility but strayed from its intended target about two years ago.
New designations should allow the programs to better compete for increasingly scarce Pentagon funding, an official says.
Kaspersky Lab finds Gauss, a spying malware that collects financial information and resembles Flame. Components are named after famous mathematicians.
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab say code is shared in the two threats and that there was an exploit in Stuxnet that was previously unknown.
After New York Times, Wall Street Journal report suspected Chinese hacks on their systems, The Washington Post says its computers were hit too. Also: Eric Schmidt weighs in on China threat in new book.
A new plug-and-play device for factories and power plants could stop malicious code from triggering a major malfunction, or worse.