Wiper Malware That Hit Iran Left Possible Clues of Its Origins
By: Kim Zetter, WIRED
How does a security company study a strain of malware that
systematically wipes a hard drive clean, including any traces of its own
code? And is there any evidence that Wiper, one particular flavor of
malware that hit computers in Iran’s oil industry in the spring, is
connected to nation-state tools such as Stuxnet?
In an attempt to answer these questions and others about several
pieces of malware that have cropped up recently, Kaspersky Lab has
released new details about its investigation of Wiper.