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Businesses Suggested Re-evaluating Flame/Stuxnet Type Threats

According to security companies Symantec and McAfee, organizations require re-evaluating the potential of Flame and Stuxnet computer viruses in causing harm as the businesses update their security software, published V3.co.uk during the 2nd-week of May 2013.

Ross Allen, Vice-President of McAfee stated that when e-threats similar to Stuxnet appeared, organizations required becoming alert if they dealt with critical infrastructures. V3.co.uk published this.

Allen was speaking at London's Trustmarque Summit where a debate had been organized. He elucidated that already assaults had been waged against critical infrastructures, thanks to Stuxnet, the malicious program created for crippling a power grid's centrifuges via attacking its process control system.

Allen continued that by collapsing any utility grid, an ATM system, else a pipeline, electricity, funds, or water could become inaccessible.

According to him, despite the presence of some risk, businesses should eschew adopting overly drastic means while devising fresh strategies for getting around the e-threats. He added that it was vital that such was done devoid of frightening too many people, as already scare tactics greatly governed the industry.

Nevertheless, Darren Thomson, Chief Technology Officer at Symantec stated that lot of companies had already adopted one misleading strategy whilst responding to the said malicious programs, such as looking for plain technological solutions. Virus-aware.com published this during the 2nd-week of May 2013.

Thomson added that organizations should understand the manner in which the e-threats associated with their functioning as also their respective resources while countering cyber-attacks.

Allen, who echoed Thomson's statement, stated that Stuxnet and other similar threats were certain problem for the central authority to deal with which numerous states were by now managing.

Elsewhere Allen stated that many years back, the electric plant collapsed within the southeast to which the United States government had concluded that a Trojan had been used for the incident. Virus-aware.com published this.

Theoretically, according to Allen, the above attack could be described as a situation of war, the reason for President Obama altering his definition of war. Such an alteration Obama declared, ever-since the Chinese allegedly collapsed a power plant that diverted Web-traffic onto the U.S. Defense Department, Allen indicated.

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