Iran admitted on Sunday that unspecified computer systems in the country had been infected with the Duqu worm, a strain of malware similar to the infamous Stuxnet worm that sabotaged key nuclear plant systems in the country last year. The head of Iran's civil defence organization told the official IRNA news agency that the …
"cyber-defence unit works day and night"
>> "The elimination [process] was carried out and the organisations penetrated by the virus are under control... The cyber-defence unit works day and night to combat cyber attacks and spy [computer] viruses," he added.
I imagine them...
Configuration Panel -> Windows Update -> download MSE new definitions.
Half serious, security teams and firms have such a sense of drama when it comes to speak of their work...
"The cyber-defence unit works day and night..."
Meanwhile, Mossad and the CIA are working days, nights, evenings, mornings, weekends and holidays........
>"spy [computer] viruses"
Thanks for that clarification, or I might have thought you were referring to one of the many well-known biological spy viruses.
Everybody's gotta learn sometime...
Didn't Reg posters note previously that if hardware was isolated from the Net it would be safe from this kind of attack?
Must be serious if they're admitting it.
Yes... the El Reg posters know that...and so does anyone with half a brain...
...but it is obvious that folks in Iran don't stop by here very often, otherwise they might have figured that out by now.
Someone want to send them the link?
Stuxnet apparently spread primarily via infected USB sticks. Duqu's infection method is apparently still unknown.
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