Computer worm enabled spying on Iran talks: researchers

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WASHINGTON: A computer worm designed to gather foreign intelligence and widely linked to Israel was used to spy on negotiations with Iran on curtailing its nuclear program, security researchers said Wednesday. A report by the Russian-based security firm Kaspersky Lab said it discovered the malware dubbed Duqu lurking in its own internal networks and linked the effort to intelligence gathering on the 2014-15 talks with Tehran. Duqu, which was believed to have been eradicated in 2012, is a sophisticated spy tool similar to the Stuxnet virus. The Stuxnet computer virus, believed to have been developed by the United States or Israel in order to contain threats from Iran, dates back at least to 2007, according to researchers.

AFP

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