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First came Stuxnet computer virus, now there's Duqu
The Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct 20, 2011 | REUTERS

Posted on 10/19/2011 11:07:47 PM PDT by fso301

Computer virus similar to Stuxnet detected in Europe; designed to capture keystrokes and gain remote access; US issues public alert.

WASHINGTON - First there was the Stuxnet computer virus that wreaked havoc on Iran's nuclear program. Now comes "Duqu," which researchers on Tuesday said appears to be quite similar.

Security software firm Symantec said in a report it was alerted by a research lab with international connections on Friday to a malicious code that "appeared to be very similar to Stuxnet." It was named Duqu because it creates files with "DQ" in the prefix.

The US Department of Homeland Security said it was aware of the reports and was taking action.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dq; duqu; stuxnet; virus

1 posted on 10/19/2011 11:07:53 PM PDT by fso301
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Now if I remember right, the Stuxnet virus also had a hibernation phase or more accurately described data collection phase. Apparently it spread around looking for a specific target. So perhaps whoever suffers massive power outages soon, they was probably the target.
3 posted on 10/20/2011 3:06:14 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Who needs power outages when the Kenyan has doubled the price of coal and made electricity unaffordable?

4 posted on 10/20/2011 4:08:44 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer

Yup, the OB virus has wrecked havoc on the U.S. and world economies. No Hope to Change the situation until November 2012.

5 posted on 10/20/2011 4:11:59 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: fso301

More informative-

6 posted on 10/20/2011 4:17:41 AM PDT by visualops (
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