Iranian top security officials have urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to detect the agents involved in Stuxnet
computer worm attack on Iran.
The power of Stuxnet
technology is that the Iranians can't know what other malware may have been planted in their computers, or what new capabilities America's cyberwarriors may have developed.
Symantec said it has now uncovered four versions of Stuxnet
and there are likely others that have not been discovered yet.
In addition to the Step 7 vulnerability, Stuxnet
As a first step toward such an assessment, this article tests one of the more robust frameworks, known as the Schmitt Analysis, by applying it to Stuxnet
Trojan was targeted at Iran's nuclear programme in 2010.
The discovery of the Flame virus, following the identification of Stuxnet
and Duqu, underscores the theme we selected for this year s summit enhancing the security of critical infrastructure.
Apart from Stuxnet
and Duqu, both of which were found to be targeting specific information technology hardware used in certain industries, Flame is another such malware, he said.
was originally deployed with the specific aim of infecting the Natanz uranium enrichment facility in Iran.
, breaking into supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) systems running most of the world's industry was thought to be beyond most hackers.
The new security arrangements were announced a year after a Iran said a powerful computer virus known as Stuxnet
attacked computers at its Bushehr nuclear reactor.
Worms like Lurid Downloader (aka Enfal), Conficker, Blaster (which is thought to have targeted the electricity grid on the east coast of the US in 2003) and Stuxnet
, have the ability to cause unprecedented mayhem.