Kim Zetter is here to answer all of your questions about computer crimes and security, Stuxnet and digital warfare, online surveillance and privacy, and how living online is changing the world.
It's called "Snake" and it's being compared to another alleged state-run virus, Stuxnet. And yes, all evidence points to Russia.
Life just got a bit tougher for cyber saboteurs and hackers. A pair of researchers have formulated an algorithm that can predict the optimal time for unleashing specific weapons during a cyber attack.
The problem with creating Stuxnet, the world's most sophisticated malware worm, is that it could eventually go rogue. Which is precisely what has happened. The US- and Israeli-built virus has spread to a Russian nuclear plant — and even the International Space Station.
With the Stuxnet virus wreaking havoc on Iranian nuclear plants, NATO is divided on how to prevent and respond to future cyberattacks. Americans advocating a more proactive stance on combating cyber-ne'er-do-wells, an approach America's NATO allies are skeptical of.