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WHITMAN + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337405713
Chapter 1, Problem 3E
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Using the Web, research Stuxnet. When was it discovered? What kind of systems does it target? Who created it and what is it used for?

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Stuxnet:

  • Stuxnet is a form of malicious computer worm that is used to cause some sort of damage in target systems.
  • It has three components and they are:
    • First one is a “worm” that is responsible to execute the routines that are related to main payload of the attack.
    • Second one is a “link file” that helps in executing the propagated copies of worm automatically.
    • Last one is the “rootkit component” that is responsible to hide all the malicious files and processes, ultimately preventing the detection of the Stuxnet.

Discovery:

  • It was first uncovered in 2010 by VirusBlokAda.
  • It is also believed that this has been used in the attack against Iran’s nuclear program in 2007 and has been under development since 2005...

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