Duqu

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Duqu is a sophisticated piece of malware that was first discovered in the wild exploiting a zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2011-3402). It's closely related to the notorious Stuxnet worm, which infected thousands of computers across 155 countries and caused significant damage to Iran’s nuclear-enrichment centrifuges. Duqu infiltrated victim computers using a stolen digital certificate, a cryptographic code that authenticates a piece of software on a target machine. Between 2010 and 2013, Duqu, along with other powerful nation-state sponsored malware platforms such as Stuxnet, Flame, and Gauss, targeted energy systems including operational technology (OT), revealing their existence to the public. The actor behind ProjectSauron, another advanced cyberespionage tool, demonstrates a level of sophistication comparable only to the most advanced threat actors, including those responsible for Duqu, Flame, Equation, and Regin. Whether or not there is a direct connection between these advanced actors and the ProjectSauron attackers, it is clear that the latter have learned from the former. Like Duqu, ProjectSauron appears to have operator-commanded replication and controlled spreading mechanisms, indicating a high level of control and precision in its deployment. In the realm of cyberespionage, Duqu, along with Equation, Regin, and Careto, represent the pinnacle of tools used by the most advanced threat actors. These exceptional espionage platforms are designed with intricate capabilities and are often associated with state-sponsored activities. Their discovery has underscored the increasing complexity and potency of cyber threats, highlighting the need for robust cybersecurity measures to protect critical infrastructure and sensitive information.
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Stuxnet, a malicious software (malware), emerged as one of the most infamous Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks in 2010. It was specifically designed to target Iran's nuclear program, making it a unique example of malware used for international conflict. This military-grade cyberweapon was co-
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MITRE
a year ago
The Flame: Questions and Answers
MITRE
a year ago
ProjectSauron: top level cyber-espionage platform covertly extracts encrypted government comms
CERT-EU
a year ago
'OT-security datacenters ondermaats'
CERT-EU
a year ago
Технологии и экспертиза по сетевой безопасности на подъеме
MITRE
a year ago
The Story of Jian - How APT31 Stole and Used an Unknown Equation Group 0-Day - Check Point Research
CERT-EU
10 months ago
Cyber War, Intelligence, Malware & Espionage
CERT-EU
10 months ago
OT/ICSsecurity in US, Middle East, India & South Asia
CERT-EU
a year ago
OT/ICSsecurity in US, Middle East, India & South Asia