The Precursor to the Next Stuxnet #safety #cybersecurity #stuxnet

Symantec posted on their site the latest information on the next chapter of Stuxnet. The site says that "Duqu" is a new threat whose goal is to gather intelligence in order to conduct a future Stuxnet-like attack.

Duqu has nearly identical parts to Stuxnet, but it has a completely different purpose. Its purpose is to gather intelligence and assets like design documents that will give the attackers the insights they need to mount a future, highly-targeted attack on organizations such as industrial control facilities.

Learn more about Duqu at Symantec's site

Access the the white paper "W32.Duqu—The Precursor to the Next Stuxnet" and the blog "W32.Duqu—The Precursor to the Next Stuxnet "

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  • <p><br /><br /><br /> Thank you for posting an interesting topic here. A while ago, I also read an article entitled "<a href="">Duqu virus uses Stuxnet DNA to mine industrial data</a>". In 2010, the computer malware Stuxnet infected nuclear control systems in Iran and it had been profoundly hard for the experts to determine the virus. Recently, a second comparable malware has been discovered, and it was named Duqu. The malware was designed to mine information from European industrial computers. And here is the thing: the virus is intended to download sensitive information that could be used to launch further, destructive effects!  That is totally damaging! I hope that a halt will be placed soon to shun the destruction from escalating.<br /></p>


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