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Feds target former high-ranking general in Stuxnet leak probe

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.

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U.S. Air Force designates six cybertools as weapons

New designations should allow the programs to better compete for increasingly scarce Pentagon funding, an official says.

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (C) visits the Natanz uranium enrichment facilities.

New Stuxnet whodunit: Malware existed two years earlier than anyone knew

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.

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China cyberspies highlighted by Schmidt book, Post report

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.

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Gen. William Shelton, commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, speaks at a conference in Washington, D.C., in August 2012.

U.S. general warns of Iran's growing cyber strength

The Iranian government has enhanced its cyber capabilities since being hit by the Stuxnet virus, cautions a U.S. Air Force official.

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Iran said to be responsible for cyberattacks on U.S. banks

The massive wave of DDoS attacks that hit U.S. banks recently was thought to have been done by a fringe hacker group, however government officials now believe it was the work of Iran.

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'Twas a very mobile Christmas (week in review)

iOS and Android device activation soars on December 25, while the NSA is secretly looking for vulnerabilities in large-scale utilities. Also: An Apple wristwatch?

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The top threats for 2013, as seen by McAfee

Next year, we'll need to be on the lookout for increases in mobile malware, randomware kits, large-scale political hacks and "hacking as a service," according to McAfee Labs.

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Computer virus's evident success in damaging Iran's nuclear facility has officials asking if our own infrastructure is safe. Steve Kroft report

Stuxnet attacks Iran again, reports say

The worm apparently was aimed at a power plant and other sites in southern Iran but was thwarted.

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How Stuxnet-inspired hackers have already begun designing computer viruses that could destroy critical U.S. infrastructure.

Four security trends defined 2012, will impact 2013

Mobile and Mac malware burbles noxiously, data breaches and data mining will cause more havoc with your privacy, and the Web will continue to suffer the ignominy of poorly-written, Swiss-cheesed code as security experts predict lessons from 2012 go unlearned in 2013.

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The Flame malware that infected computers in Iran and the Middle East was named after one of the main modules it uses to spread.

Cyberwarfare gets real

For nearly a decade, think tanks and government officials in Washington D.C. have wrestled with the question of what cyberwar will look like. This year we found out.

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Computer virus's evident success in damaging Iran's nuclear facility has officials asking if our own infrastructure is safe. Steve Kroft report

Crippling Stuxnet virus infected Chevron's network too

Sophisticated virus was intended to knock offline an Iranian nuclear enrichment facility but strayed from its intended target about two years ago.

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