Monday, 31 October 2011

Duqu / Stuxnet are Real


Built on Stuxnet code, the strategic new variant appears to have been developed for espionage but researchers are squabbling over the real target of the virus, while still trying to understand how it spreads and who or what it targets.

One security company says it is also designed to attack Certificate Authorities (CA), the very institutions that issue the digital certificates that make up the trust base of the internet. It creates a certificate from the companies CA. What an innovative idea.
Stuxnet which was specifically designed to take over industrial control systems – mainly by Siemens - used in critical infrastructure installations such as nuclear facilities
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/government-it/new-virus-a-cyber-attack-in-the-making-20111020-1m8t2.html#ixzz1cOJLm9rN
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