If a statement from Gholam-Reza Jalali - the head of Iranís Passive Defense Organization - is to be believed, it seems that Iran's computers have been targeted by a new computer worm dubbed "Stars".
A federally funded U.S. lab that is suspected to have been involved in finding the vulnerabilities in Siemens SCADA systems used by the Stuxnet worm has shut down the Internet connection for its employees following the discovery of a breach into the facility's systems.
A survey of 200 IT security executives from critical electricity infrastructure enterprises in 14 countries found that 40 percent of executives believed that their industryís vulnerability had increased.
The latest results of a Symantec study concentrating on the Stuxnet worm revealed that its developers knew what they were doing - once finished, it took only 12 hours to infect the first target.
The Stuxnet and Aurora attacks have shown us that malware development has become a professional job.
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