Weekly Roundup : Jan 6, 2012 : Tracking and Disabling Cyber Attacks


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The news this week had a science fiction style with reports that the Japanese Defense Ministry is nearing completion of a “seek-and-destroy” computer virus capable of disabling cyberattacks at their source. The Register headlined its coverage: Japan tasks Fujitsu with creating search-and-destroy cyber-weapon. The Security News Daily ran Experts Fear Japanese Counter-Virus Could Backfire with a a photo of the 1950s Japanese movie monster Godzilla stomping through power lines. Infosec Island reported on the risks of cyberwarfare: Defense Secretary Panetta: Cyber Attack Could Paralyze US.

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