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Old 6th June 2016, 19:39   #1
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Default Stuxnet gets a copycat

One of the most complex bits of malware in history has a copycat and no-one knows who created it.

Stuxnet was designed by the Israeli and US intelligence forces to shut down the Iranian nuclear weapons programme. It did its job rather well and even took down a few Middle Eastern businesses too.

Now, researchers have disclosed a piece of industrial control systems (ICS) malware inspired heavily by Stuxnet. Dubbed IRONGATE the code replaces certain types of files, and was seemingly written to target a specific control system configuration.

Security outfit Fireeye says that it is may not be a government which has released IRONGATE but whoever did it was clearly inspired by Stuxnet.
He said that the code is a blend of techniques written by someone who understands Stuxnet really well.
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