Stuxnet infections spread to 115 countries

Summary:The malware, which was first detected in July, has spread to infect between 90,000 and 100,000 systems in countries including Iran, Indonesia and India

Stuxnet infections are continuing to rise, with the total number of infected systems worldwide currently between 90,000 and 100,000, according to security vendor Symantec.

In an email interview on Thursday, Kevin Hogan, senior director for Symantec Security Response, noted that the company has observed "a consistent number of infections" since the malware was first detected in July. The number of infected countries, he added, now stands at 115.

Iran has been hardest hit, with the number of infections in the country at about 33,000. This is three times higher than the next most infected country, Indonesia, which has nearly 10,000 compromised systems. India is at number three with over 5,000 infections.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Stuxnet infections continue to rise on ZDNet Asia.

Topics: Security

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