PRO+ Premium Content/Information Security magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
July/August 2012

Talk of cyberwarfare threats heats up with Flame malware

Security experts and researchers generally are unfazed by cyberattacks using malware designed to collect intelligence data because it’s a practice that’s been done for years, but most agree  the real threat is attacks aimed at causing destruction. In the hands of the wrong people -- extremists out to cause chaos to make a statement regardless of the fallout -- cyberweapons are too difficult to control, they say. The Flame malware toolkit, which emerged recently, has sparked a renewed discussion of cyberwarfare threats. Researchers conducting analysis of the malware are trying to shed light on how and why it was used. All signs point to nation-state sponsored cyber-intelligence gathering, a practice that has been going on for decades, according to security experts, and it’s likely there is no end in sight. Flame is now also linked to the Stuxnet worm, which returned to the public eye recently after new details emerged connecting the attack -- designed to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program -- to a joint American-Israeli operation ...

Access this PRO+ Content for Free!

By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.

Safe Harbor

You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

Features in this issue

Columns in this issue