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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…

Germany’s Siemens renounces nuclear activity

BERLIN — German industrial giant Siemens is turning the page on nuclear energy, the group’s CEO Peter Loescher told the Der Spiegel weekly in an interview published on Sunday. “We will no longer be involved in overall managing of building or financing nuclear plants. This chapter is closed for us,”…

Stuxnet a threat to critical industries worldwide

The Stuxnet worm that infiltrated nuclear facilities in Iran poses a threat to critical industries worldwide, from water and power plants to auto manufacturers, cybersecurity experts warned Wednesday. Sean McGurk, the acting director of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), described Stuxnet in testimony…

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