Wiper virus may be associated with the programs of Flame, Stuxnet and Duqu

Posted: August 30, 2012 in Vulnerability News
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Kaspersky LabExperts: Wiper virus may be associated with the programs of Flame, Stuxnet and Duqu

According to researchers, the viruses are written on one platform and contain identical ingredients.

As experts “Kaspersky Lab”, discovered in April, malicious code Wiper has much in common with viruses Flame, Stuxnet and Duqu.

According to the latest experts “Kaspersky Lab”, the attackers used Wiper during attacks on computer systems in the Middle East in April. With careful analysis of the code of malicious program, the researchers found that the names of many components Wiper begin with «~ D», which was used to write viruses Stuxnet and Duqu. In addition, these malicious codes written on one platform, known as Tilded.

Analyzing the infected system, experts have discovered a number of files named ~ DEB93D.tmp, which were also detected in the study of the virus Flame.

According to experts, the creation Wiper could push malicious writing or similar, such as the successful codes. An example of such inheritance specialists consider the appearance malware Shamoon.

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