Duqu – is a ‘son of Stuxnet’?


A research lab has discovered on computers in Europe a worm very similar to Stuxnet, according to a blog posted Tuesday by the IT security provider Symantec.

Researchers at the lab, which Symantec did not identify, named the new worm Duqu [dyü-kyü] because it creates files with the file-name prefix ~DQ. It shares a great deal of code with Stuxnet; however, the payload is completely different, Symantec researchers say.

See http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44964265 and http://www.govinfosecurity.com/articles.php?art_id=4168&rf=2011-10-19-eg 

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Marins

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