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Fanny superworm likely the precursor to Stuxnet

Lucian Constantin | Feb. 18, 2015
The Stuxnet computer worm that was used to sabotage the Iranian nuclear program was likely preceded by another sophisticated malware program that used some of the same exploits and spread through USB thumb drives to computers isolated from the Internet.

The Kaspersky researchers also established that some of the other malware programs in the Equation group's toolset have been used to target some of the Iranian industrial automation companies that became the first Stuxnet victims.

 

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