March 7, 2012

Researchers Seek Help in Solving DuQu Mystery Language

Researchers Seek Help in Solving DuQu Mystery Language

By: Kim Zetter, WIRED

DuQu, the malicious code that followed in the wake of the infamous Stuxnet code, has been analyzed nearly as much as its predecessor. But one part of the code remains a mystery, and researchers are asking programmers for help in solving it.

The mystery concerns an essential component of the malware that communicates with command-and-control servers and has the ability to download additional payload modules and execute them on infected machines.

Researchers at Russia-based antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab have been unable to determine the language in which the communication module is written and plan to discuss the mystery code Wednesday at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver in the hope of finding someone who can identify it.


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