Symantec: About 2.57 percent of systems of world number infected by W32.Stuxnet worm registered in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, August 6 /Trend, H.Veliyev/
2.57 percent of the systems of the world number infected by the worm W32.Stuxnet was registered in Azerbaijan, Symantec Company reported.
According to data provided by Symantec, 60 percent of infected systems accounts for Iran, followed by Indonesia.
Over 72 hours, Symantec analysts registered nearly 14,000 unique IP-addresses, infected with the worm and attempting to contact the controlling server.
The threat has many different functions, which have been investigated up to now. The worm can penetrate into the SCADA system (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) and gather information from them. It can also collect other information from servers and network configurations.
The systems affected by this worm are: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7.
How the specialists of Symantec found out, disable autorun flash drives do not help combat the threat. The vulnerability is methods that Windows Explorer controls with file .lnk.
Information about the new threat of W32.Stuxnet - the worm that contains an element of a rootkit became known for Symantec on July 13.