Flame Cyber Espionage, U.S. Military Chip Backdoor, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • Kapersky Labs has uncovered a massive cyber espionage campaign using malware called Flame to collect private data in countries including Iran, Israel, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. More here.
  • Researchers in the UK found a backdoor planted in an American military-grade chip that allows attackers to gain access and reprogram the memory. More here.
  • NASA has denied that its website was hacked and information was stolen by an Iranian hacking team. More here.
  • Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said that under the White House’s digital strategy, Data.gov will be transformed into portal for federal agency data. More here.
  • Code for the Ozone Widget Framework created by the National Security Agency for developing lightweight web applications, should be posted on to GitHub by Sept. 30. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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