Why did hackers target the federal Thrift Savings Plan? Details from the FBI and the TSP have been sketchy, and Sen. Susan Collins is demanding more information - including the reasons behind the delayed notification.
Flame is designed to carry out cyber espionage and steal valuable information, including but not limited to computer display contents, information about targeted systems, stored files, contact data and audio conversations.
Israel is being blamed - or, perhaps, taking credit - for the creation of Flame, the sophisticated cyberspyware that has targeted organizations in the Middle East, especially its mortal enemy, the government of Iran.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation warns of a scheme involving pop-up windows through which fraudsters trick travelers into installing bogus software updates. The "updates" are really malware installations.