Duqu virus variant emerges

The Duqu virus, widely known as a “twin” to the Stuxnet worm that targeted Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, is evolving yet again.

Software security firm Symantec said the program has a new variant altered “just enough…to evade some security product detections,” according to SCMagazine.

The company said the variation proves that the developers of the Duqu threat are “still active.”

Online Chat: Beth Killoran, deputy assistant secretary for Information Technology and chief information officer at HHS, on March 28.

Duqu differs from Stuxnet however, in the fact that the latter was able to physically damage physical systems, while Duqu is used for surveillance.



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