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One of the Most Sophisticated Pieces of Malware Is Installed on Ostensibly Secure US Computers Yet How Come Nobody Seems to Care?

It is pretty interesting how Kaspersky located one of the most sophisticated pieces of malware installed on ostensibly secure US computers yet many people do not seem to care:

The malware was made public in June, when Russian software security firm Kaspersky Lab rocked the information-security community by revealing that a powerful computer worm—similar to the 2010 Stuxnet virus—had been unleashed on computers in America and around the world roughly one year prior. The new malware, called “Duqu 2″ for its apparent succession to 2011’s Duqu worm, alarmed info-security professionals with both its unprecedented strength and audacious targets. For months, attackers deployed frighteningly sophisticated espionage technology to secretly spy on all sorts of parties involved (however tenuously) in the ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations, including government leaders, telecommunication and electrical-equipment companies, and impartial researchers.

Worms like Stuxnet and Duqu are worlds away from the run-of-the-mill “script kiddie” hacks that take Xbox Live offline or deface the USCENTCOM Twitter account. When executed, this elite class of malware allows external entities to expertly enter almost every cranny of even the best-protected networks, capture stored data and live keystrokes, and even assume control of large-scale industrial targets like nuclear reactors, power plants, and air traffic control systems—often leaving virtually no trace of invasion for months. In other words, Stuxnet-like infections provide the technical means to wreak exactly the kinds of “planes falling out of the sky” doomsday scenarios so beloved by cyber-fearmongers.

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gizmodo.com
Hey Android Users: Avoid These Insecure Apps
Here’s some bad news for Android users. Security researchers have discovered 100+ more apps that fail to encrypt your login data properly, making it frightfully easy for hackers to steal your password. What’s worse: the vast majority of the app makers aren’t doing anything about it.
By Adam Clark Estes

Here’s some bad news for Android users. Security researchers have discovered 100+ more apps that fail to encrypt your login data properly, making it frightfully easy for hackers to steal your password. What’s worse: the vast majority of the app makers aren’t doing anything about it.

Click on above title for more.

Clinton Accuses China of Stealing US Government Information

Clinton Accuses China of Stealing US Government Information

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday accused China of stealing commercial secrets and “trying to hack into everything that doesn’t move in America.”

Speaking at a campaign event in the northeastern state of New Hampshire, the former U.S. secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York said China is “stealing huge amounts of government information” as it looks for…

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Headcanon that Albedo somehow learned about Malware’s demise/saw his remains when he went to go kidnap Azmuth in the arc 4 finale, thought “hey he could really be useful as armor- eh, maybe another time” and kept that plan in the back of his mind for later.

Then when Vilgax contacted him from No-Watch Ben’s universe, asking to get him out of there, Albedo agreed but only if he helped him with this other scheme he had in mind. (Albedo had decided to let Vilgax wear the armor because, armor or not, Malware was still in there somewhere and he’d never want that being in his head)

arstechnica.com
Researchers expose Dino, espionage malware with a French connection
Software tied to "Animal Farm" group, state-sponsored hackers who hit Syria.

“Humanitarian organizations, activists, and businesses have been targeted, as well as government organizations and military contractors—indicating that economic espionage and national security issues are on the menu. For example, Babar was used to target the European Financial Association and targets in Greece, Norway, and Spain.”

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