Symantec

New Industrial Virus Uses Code From Iran-Targeted Stuxnet

10/25/2011

 

(JTA) -- A computer virus similar to the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran's nuclear program has been identified.

Duqu, with a malicious code similar to Stuxnet, was discovered on computer systems in Europe, the computer security firm Symantec said in a report issued Tuesday.

"Parts of Duqu are nearly identical to Stuxnet, but with a completely different purpose," Symantec said in its report. "Duqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack."

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