Azerbaijan, Baku, May 28 /Trend, T.Jafarov/
Iran's National Computer Emergency Response Team has detected an attack of a new computer virus close to Stuxnet and Duqu malwares.
CERT announced on Sunday that following the continuous research on the targeted attacks of Stuxnet and Duqu since 2010, it detected a new attack, codenamed "Flamer" and launched by a new malware.
The virus features show that there is a close relation to the Stuxnet virus, it said.
According to CERT, the research results show that the recent incidents of mass data loss in Iran could be the outcome of the new virus' attack.
For the past couple of years, Iran has been targeted by Stuxnet and Duqu viruses. Iran claimed that country's network grid managed to withstand the attacks, however a lot of computers in the country, mainly the industrial ones, were infected or damaged.
Recently Iranian oil and education ministries and banking system came under cyber-attacks.
Do you have any feedback? Contact our journalist at firstname.lastname@example.org