Twinkle twinkle little star- Star Virus Iran

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Dermot7, Apr 27, 2011.

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  1. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    "The opening stanza of the popular English Nursery rhyme by Jane Taylor, is synonymous with the current situation prevailing in Iran and has left the AV researchers and security analysts flummoxed. The virus has been named “Star Virus”

    Iran was yet again been the ground zero for a cyber attack on its infrastructure but according to commander of civil defense Gholamreza Jalali:

    “Fortunately, our young experts have been able to discover this virus and the Stars virus is now in the laboratory for more investigations,” He did not specify the target of Stars or its intended impact.

    As this has been a closely guarded investigation by Iran, much details are still awaited." :

    http://blog.escanav.com/2011/04/27/twinkle-twinkle-little-star-star-virus-iran/
     
  2. dw426

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    In other words, sizable damage was done. It's a typical Iranian response. These attacks are going to grow in strength, and likely begin occurring more frequently, messages are being sent.
     
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  4. JRViejo

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    Tarnak, yes, however, this is a different virus than Stuxnet. We'll leave this thread open and see what develops in the near future.
     
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