TEHRAN, Iran – A computer virus based on Stuxnet has been detected, claimed by Iran yesterday (Sunday, Nov. 13), which is dubbed as Duqu. Stuxnet virus hit Iran’s computers in 2010 and its damages couldn’t still wipe out completely.
Gholamreza Jalali, the head of Iran’s civil defense organization, told the official IRNAnews agency that they were in the starting stage of fighting the Duqu virus. “The final report which says which organizations the virus has spread to and what its impacts are has not been completed yet,” Jalali said further.
News of Duqu unleashed last month, according to Reuters reports, when security software maker Symantec Corp claimed that it had discovered a baffling virus that contained Stuxnet-like code. Duqu is apparently designed to collect data to launch future cyber attacks much easier, experts told Reuters.
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