'Duqu' Virus Likely Handiwork of Sophisticated Government, Kaspersky Lab Says

21 Oct 2011

Forbes, By Kenneth Rapoza

The latest super Trojan virus, Duqu, is likely the brainchild of a government security apparatus. And it’s that government’s best work yet, Kaspersky Lab malware expert Sergey Golovanov told Forbes on Friday.

“Right now we are pretty sure that is the next generation of Stuxnet,” Golovanov said in a telephone interview from Moscow on Friday. IT security firms are putting some regular threats, like botnets, on hold as they try to figure out what’s behind Duqu, considered the offspring of the Stuxnet worm.

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