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Cyberweapon could be used to attack industrial control systems, researchers find

August 16, 2012
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MOSCOW — Researchers at antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab found that the malware “Gauss” may contain a weapon for attacking industrial control systems, The Guardian reported.

According to the researchers, Gauss contains a data-stealing module known as “Godel” that is similar to the worm Stuxnet, which was used in 2010 to attack computers that controlled the centrifuges at a uranium enrichment facility in Iran.

The researchers found Gauss had infected more than 2,500 personal computers, most of them in Lebanon, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

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