New Version of Stuxnet-Related Cyber Weapon Discovered
By: Lee Ferran, ABC News
The mysterious authors behind the most sophisticated cyber weapon on the planet
appear to be planning another strike and have updated their advanced
spy program designed to search out weaknesses in target systems,
according to an American cyber security firm.
Researchers at Symantec, the firm which helped the U.S. government analyze the infamous Stuxnet computer worm that allegedly attacked an Iranian nuclear facility for months before its discovery in 2010, said they have been sent a new version of the Duqu worm for analysis. Discovered last fall, Duqu is an espionage program
designed to gather intelligence on industrial control systems, perhaps
for use in a future Stuxnet-like attack, according to several
international cyber security firms including Symantec.