Spy rootkit targets key Indian, Iranian systems

Sophisticated malicious software which infects critical infrastructure systems is spreading in the wild, according to security companies.

Sophisticated malicious software which infects critical infrastructure systems is spreading in the wild, according to security companies.

Finnish security company F-Secure, which is in the process of analyzing the malware, told ZDNet UK that critical infrastructure in India and Iran had been affected.

The malware takes advantage of a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft .lnk shortcut files, and infects Siemens WinCC Scada software running on Windows 7 Enterprise Edition x86 systems. It spreads via USB drives and runs automatically when a shortcut icon is displayed on a user's screen.

For more of this story, read Spy rootkit goes after key Indian, Iranian systems on ZDNet UK.

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