Industrial control systems (ICS), distributed control systems (DCS), supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) have all been around for decades, but thanks to Stuxnet, DuQu and other major incidents, these systems have recently began receiving serious security consideration.
Stuxnet and Duqu have made quite an impact on the security community when they were discovered, and are still considered to be two of the most sophisticated pieces of malware known to the greater public.
An installer for the Duqu Trojan has been discovered by CrySys, the Hungarian firm that initially discovered the threat, and the file has shed some light onto how the threat managed to find its way to the targeted computers.
The Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) research team has been analyzing the Duqu trojan which received a great deal of attention because it is similar to the infamous Stuxnet worm of 2010.
Stuxnet was possibly the most complex attack of this decade, and we expected that similar attacks would appear in the near future.
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