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Win32.Worm.Stuxnet.A

HIGH
MEDIUM
74k
(Stuxnet)

Symptoms

Slow internet conection because of massive network propagation

Removal instructions:

Please let BitDefender disinfect your files.

Analyzed By

Timofte Bogdan and Benchea Razvan, virus researcher

Technical Description:

Win32.Worm.Stuxnet is a new breed of e-threats that emerged around mid-July. Although it infects all Windows-based systems alike, it primarily targets supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems which run the Siemens WinCC software.

The worm spreads by taking advantage of a multitude of 0-day exploits in the current versions of Windows. Moreover, it can execute itself from an infected removable medium as soon as the .lnk file on the drive has been read by the operating system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability results in the injection of a backdoor, as well as the installation of two rootkits that will conceal both the .lnk files and the accompanying .tmp files.