Is Stuxnet the 'Best' Malware Ever?

Thursday Sep 16th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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Experts say the sophisticated worm could have been a state-backed project.

Computerworld: Security experts say that the Stuxnet worm is so complicated and so well-designed, its creation may have been supported by a nation-state. "It's amazing, really, the resources that went into this worm," said Symantec's Liam O Murchu. "I'd call it groundbreaking," adds Kaspersky Lab's Roel Schouwenberg.

First reported in June, the malware exploits four separate Windows vulnerabilities. It's nearly half a megabyte in size, and it was written in several different programming languages, including C, and C++.

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