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The Duqu virus, widely known as a "twin" to the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran's nuclear infrastructure, is evolving yet again. Software security firm Symantec said the program has a new variant altered "just enough...to evade some security product detections."
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Costs from data breaches are down, according to a new study by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute. In 2011, the average cost of a data breach was $5.5 million dollars — a decrease of 24 percent from the previous year. Similarly, the cost per compromised record was $194 dollars per compromised record, CIO.com reports on the study's results.
According to a new report by Symantec's Norton Internet Security and Sperling's BestPlaces, Washington, D.C. has the highest risk of cybercrime in the country.
Researchers at Symantec say they found more evidence linking attacks on defense contractors to hackers based in China.
A "staging server" hosted by one of the largest ISPs in the country is based in the Beijing area
Symantec's Veritas storage software had caused a shutdown of a military health database.
The Armed Forces clinical data repository crashed this week. It houses almost $10 million electronic records for military personnel and their families.
Symantec's Veritas Storage Foundation storage software was the cause of a shutdown of the Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application clinical data repository as identified by the Military Health System. About 9.7 million electronic records for active-duty and retired military personnel and their families are stored on AHLTA.
NIST says it wants to head off a threat that could lead to more sophisticated attacks on organizations.