computer virus

  • Interior IG refers investigation into Sec. Zinke to Justice Dept.

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of the Interior inspector general has referred one of their investigations into Secretary Ryan Zinke’s actions to the Department of Justice for it to take over.

  • Cutoff by computer virus averted

    The Wall Street Journal reported the largest Internet service providers took steps Sunday to make sure infected machines could stay online.

  • NSA, CIA helped Israel develop flame computer virus

    The National Security Agency and the CIA helped Israel develop the “flame” computer virus.

  • Mack attack retreats, but new threats emerge

    The Flashback Trojan that infected more than 600,000 Apple computers at its height has been largely contained, according to a new report in TechNews World. But cybersecurity experts warned that new variants still pose a threat.

  • Stuxnet Decoded: The real story of the smartest malware ever

    Rodney Joffe, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Neustar, is one of the most knowledgeable people about the structure of Stuxnet. He joins host Tom Temin for this week’s Federal Security Spotlight. October 21, 2010

  • Zeus botnet activity rebounds

    Activity by the notorious password-stealing Zeus botnet is already on the rebound, Krebs on Security reports.

  • Building secure systems out of insecure parts

    Host Tom Temin discusses new, innovative ideas for dealing with computer viruses. His guest this week – Jeannette Wing, the chair of the Computer Science department at Carnegie Melon University and former employee at the National Science Foundation. October 14, 2010

  • Cyber-jihad group linked to ‘here you have’ worm

    SCMagazineUS.com reports that the malware author who uses the handle ”iraq_resistance” is believed to be part of the cyber-jihad organization ”Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad.”