Stuxnet, Duqu Date Back To 2007, Researcher Says

December 30, 2011
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The origins of the dangerous Stuxnet computer virus that targeted Iran’s nuclear power program last year could date back as far as 2007, according to new research.

Stuxnet and the related Duqu virus discovered earlier this year share a similar architecture and may have been developed by the same team of developers–along with other pieces of malware–several years ago, according to a security researcher at Kapersky Lab.

Researchers have dubbed the platform “Tilded” because its authors tend to use file names which start with “~d,” said Alexander Gostav, head of Kapersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team, in a blog post.

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