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Stuxnet-like virus hides in Microsoft Word files

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft said Thursday it is working to fix a Windows software vulnerability that lets a Stuxnet-like Duqu virus sneak into computers by hiding in Word document files. Duqu infections have been reported in a dozen countries including Iran, France, Britain and India, according to US computer security…

Security firm warns of new Stuxnet-like virus

WASHINGTON — US security firm Symantec has warned of a new computer virus similar to the malicious Stuxnet worm believed to have preyed on Iran’s nuclear program. Symantec said Tuesday that the new virus, dubbed “Duqu” because it creates files with the file name prefix “DQ,” is similar to Stuxnet…

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