Kaspersky Lab reports Iran Nuclear Talks Venues being Hacked by Duqu Malware
Privacy seems to have become a luxury which is bestowed on very few. Unluckily, the international talks on Iran's nuclear programme was not one of those few, as the Russian computer security company, Kaspersky lab has reported the use of a computer virus to hack into the venues which hosted these talks.
Eugene Kaspersky, CEO has blamed the members of the Stuxnet and Duqu group for this advanced persistent threat (APT) to the internal systems. Advanced persistent threats refer to sophisticated software created by state- backed cyberspies.
Kaspersky lab said in a report," Our technical analysis indicates the new round of attacks includes an updated version of the infamous 2011 Duqu malware, sometimes referred to as the step-brother of Stuxnet".
However, the lab stated during a press conference on Wednesday that it is confident that its technologies and products have not been affected by the incident.
Kaspersky said that the attack was carefully planned by the hackers who were in the firm's systems for three months last year. So, while Iran and six world powers were sitting at negotiations in Geneva, Lausanne, Montreux, Munich and Vienna, the hackers were trying to gather leaks.
Kaspersky further stated that spying on cyber security companies is a very dangerous tendency as it can be utilised by terrorists and professional cyber criminals.
Kaspersky asserted," Reporting such incidents is the only way to make the world more secure. This helps to improve the security design of enterprise infrastructure and sends a straightforward signal to developers of this malware that all illegal operations will be stopped and prosecuted".
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