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A powerful new computer virus that some are calling the “Son of Stuxnet” has been discovered, and researchers are concerned about its potential for attacking critical infrastructure computers around the world.
The mysterious Stuxnet worm — perhaps the most powerful ever created — managed to infiltrate computer systems in Iran and do damage to that nation’s nuclear research program. The new worm, dubbed Duqu, has no such targeted purpose. But it shares so much code with the original Stuxnet that researchers at Symantec Corp. say it must either have been created by the same group that authored Stuxnet, or by a group that somehow managed to obtain Stuxnet’s source code. Either way, Duqu’s authors are brilliant, and mean business, said Symantec’s Vikrum Thakur.