Stuxnet

Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon

Cross-posted from WIRED. As Iran met in Kazakhstan this week with members of the UN Security Council to discuss its nuclear program, researchers announced that a new variant of the sophisticated cyberweapon known as Stuxnet had been found, which predates other known versions of the malicious code that were reportedly unleashed by the U.S. and …

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Narilam Worm manipulates databases in Iran

h-Online: Security firm Symantec has discovered a specialised worm called W32.Narilam that can compromise SQL databases. Symantec reports that the malware “speaks” Persian and Arabic and appears to target mainly companies in Iran. Narilam is, therefore, reminiscent of Stuxnet and its variants. Narilam spreads via USB flash drives and network shares. Once inside the system, …

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On Stuxnet, Duqu and Flame

F-Secure wrote: When we went digging through our archive for related samples of malware, we were surprised to find that we already had samples of Flame, dating back to 2010 and 2011, that we were unaware we possessed. They had come through automated reporting mechanisms, but had never been flagged by the system as something …

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Flame worm – Iran claims to discover new Stuxnet-like malware

Naked Security wrote: The Iranian Computer Emergency Response Team (MAHER) claims to have discovered a new targeted malware attack attacking the country, which has been dubbed Flame (also known as Flamer or Skywiper). In a statement, researchers say that they believe the malware is “a close relation” to Stuxnet, and claim that Flame is not …

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Duqu, Son of Stuxnet?

Schneier on Security: A newly discovered piece of malware, Duqu, seems to be a precursor to the next Stuxnet-like worm and uses some of the same techniques as the original. Link to Source Symantec: W32.Duqu: The Precursor to the Next StuxnetDuqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack. The threat was written by …

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Stuxnet and WikiLeaks – What do they have in common?

At first glance, two recent security stories, the Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear industry and the WikiLeaks breach of US State Department communications, don’t seem to have much in common, but they do. They are united by a vector, a method of transmission and that vector is removable media. I am sure that the Iranians …

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Fake Stuxnet cleaner literally cleans up your computer

W32.Stuxnet has been a subject of much discussion amongst security researchers and media, and we posted a series of blogs on the subject. As you may already be aware, Stuxnet is hot topic as the threat targets industrial control systems in order to take control of industrial facilities and systems, such as manufacturing assembly lines …

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Stuxnet in the news

The Stuxnet Trojan is very well covered in the media as more and more details about its sophisticated code become public. It abuses four previously unknown security vulnerabilities in Windows to enter the system and is specialized on attacking Siemens processing systems. An interesting information which didn’t get much attention yet comes from heise Security: …

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