June 11 (Reuters) – A leading computer security firm has
linked some of the software code in the powerful Flame virus to
the Stuxnet cyber weapon, which is believed to have been used by
the United States and Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear program.
Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of Moscow-based Kaspersky
Lab, which uncovered Flame last month, said his researchers have
since found that part of the Flame program code is nearly
identical to code found in a 2009 version of Stuxnet.
June 8 (Reuters) – LinkedIn Corp’s silence on the
extent of a security breach that exposed millions of user
passwords has damaged its reputation among some business
professionals, and may slow the fast-growing company’s rise if
the breach turns out to be more serious than so far disclosed.
Several days after news of the theft of the passwords
emerged, the site with more than 160 million members still says
it has yet to determine the full extent of the breach.
June 7 (Reuters) – LinkedIn Corp is working with
the FBI as the social network for job seekers and professionals
investigates the theft of 6.4 million member passwords, the
company said on Thursday.
The company does not know of any accounts that were taken
over as a result of the security violations, according to
LinkedIn spokesman Hani Durzy.
Vupen CEO tells Reuters that report 130 vulnerabilities were stolen is “totally false” He adds “Nothing happened..there is no story to tell”
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Social networking site LinkedIn (LNKD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and online dating service eHarmony warned that some user passwords had been breached after security experts discovered scrambled files with passwords for millions of online accounts.
The two companies declined to say how many accounts had been breached when they disclosed the breaches in statements issued on Wednesday.