Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Stuxnet 2.0? Researchers find new 'cyber-surveillance' malware threat


19 Oct 2011   #1

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Stuxnet 2.0? Researchers find new 'cyber-surveillance' malware threat

Researchers at Symantec have sounded an alarm for a new piece of malware with “striking similarities” to Stuxnet, the mysterious computer worm that targeted nuclear facilities in Iran.

The new malware, identified as Duqu, is a highly specialized Trojan capable of gathering intelligence data and assets from entities, such as industrial control system manufacturers, in order to more easily conduct a future attack against another third party.

The company found that parts of Duqu are “nearly identical to Stuxnet” but noted that the malware has a completely different goal.

Duqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack. The threat was written by the same authors (or those that have access to the Stuxnet source code) and appears to have been created after the last recovered Stuxnet file. Duqu’s purpose is to gather intelligence data and assets from entities, such as industrial control system manufacturers, in order to more easily conduct a future attack against another third party. The attackers are looking for information such as design documents that could help them mount a future attack on an industrial control facility.

The company said Stuxnet and Duqu shared the same modular structure, injection mechanisms, and a driver that is digitally signed with a compromised key.


Read more:


Stuxnet 2.0? Researchers find new 'cyber-surveillance' malware threat | ZDNet


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Oct 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If the reason is the same as the original, best of luck to them...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Oh boy, here we go again.
Hopefully, the virus does nothing to 99.9% of the machines in the world...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Stuxnet 2.0? Researchers find new 'cyber-surveillance' malware threat




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Stuxnet 2.0? Researchers find new 'cyber-surveillance' malware threat
Thread Forum
Researchers find new point-of-sale malware called BlackPOS Security News
Android malware problem should not be ignored, researchers say Security News
Researchers Lift Lid on Government-Distributed Cyber-Spy Trojans Security News
Stuxnet:world's first known cyber super weapon System Security
Is Stuxnet the 'best' malware ever? News
Malware > The Stuxnet Sting News
The Cyber Threat. Security News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:09 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33