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Mysterious Wiper malware possibly connected to Stuxnet and Duqu, researchers say

Lucian Constantin | Aug. 31, 2012
Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have uncovered information suggesting a possible link between the mysterious malware that attacked Iranian oil ministry computers in April and the Stuxnet and Duqu cyberespionage threats.

However, if it is related, then it's another piece of a larger puzzle that points to a major nation-state-sponsored cyberespionage and cybersabotage operation in the Middle East. Kaspersky's researchers have already established, based on technical evidence, that Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame and Gauss are related to each other.

According to a New York Times report from June that cited unnamed sources from within the Obama administration, Stuxnet was jointly developed by the U.S. and Israel and was part of a secret operation code-named Olympic Games.

 

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