Researchers have found evidence suggesting that the United States may have developed three previously unknown computer viruses for use in espionage operations or cyber warfare.
For now, the two firms know very little about the newly identified viruses, except that one of them is currently deployed in the Middle East. They are not sure what the malicious software was designed to do.
Interesting timing for this piece of information to come to light. Recently, a “leaked” draft of a cybersecurity Executive Order was plastered across the internet, indicating an attempt to intimidate and use heavy handed mob tactics to coerce certain members of Congress into approving the CISPA-like bills that resulted in tremendous public outcry and concern. Here’s a bit more info –
Earlier this week, we wrote about how the White House was working on an executive order to act as a “stand in” for cybersecurity legislation that has so far failed to pass Congress (CISPA passed in the House, but a different effort, the Cybersecurity Act, failed in the Senate, and it would have been difficult to get the two houses aligned anyway)....Continue ReadingLeave a Comment