Big-brand hard disk firmware worldwide RIDDLED with NSA SPY KIT

Have you also ever wondered if those constant Windows ‘updates’ throughout the years were more than updates?

It’s also interesting to note that the researchers come from Kaspersky Lab, a Russian company headquartered in Moscow, which produces anti-virus software (and more) that millions of Americans use and trust.

Having said that, are the Russians infiltrating American citizen’s computers as well as ‘high value’ targets?

 

Kaspersky: ‘Equation Group’ attacked ‘high value targets’

America’s National Security Agency (NSA) has infected hard disk firmware with spyware in a campaign valued as highly as Stuxnet and dating back at least 14 years, and possibly up to two decades, according to an analysis by Kaspersky labs and subsequent reports.

The agency is said to have compromised hard drive firmware for more than a dozen top brands, including Seagate, Western Digital, IBM, Toshiba, Samsung and Maxtor, Kaspersky researchers revealed. Continue reading

Report: Obama secretly ordered cyber attacks on Iran’s nuclear program

Shortly after taking office in 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama secretly ordered sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that control Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities, the New York Times reported.

According to the report, Obama decided to expand attacks that had begun during the George W. Bush administration.

The report comes almost a week after the internet security company Kaspersky Lab announced that it had uncovered a ‘cyber-espionage worm’ designed to collect and delete sensitive information, primarily in Middle Eastern countries.

Kaspersky called the malware, named “Flame,” the “most sophisticated cyber-weapon yet unleashed.” It said the bug had infected computers in Iran, the West Bank, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Full article: Report: Obama secretly ordered cyber attacks on Iran’s nuclear program (Haaretz)