Kaspersky: Stuxnet leak is still being actively exploited




The vulnerability that was used to attack Iranian nuclear facilities to more than four years ago is still being actively exploited. That statistics show Kaspersky. Especially Windows XP users are still often attacked.

Kaspersky Lab Between November and June, Kaspersky took through his beveiliginssoftware which statistics return to servers of Kaspersky, 50 million times that an attempt to install using the Stuxnet leak malware. That happened 19 million unique PCs, according to a report that Kaspersky has released .

The leak was in July 2010 found and abuse of a flaw in the way Windows processes shortcut. This made it possible to install malware. The leak was exploited by Stuxnet, a worm that focused on Iran’s nuclear facilities, and according to The New York Times comes from the American government.

The leak was already closed in the fall of 2010; that makes it more remarkable that attackers are still trying to abuse the leak. The majority of attempts to exploit the vulnerability – 64.19 percent – takes place on Windows XP. Users from Vietnam, India and Indonesia are most often attacked.

The report by Kaspersky also shows that only five different bugs are responsible for 90 percent of the infection attempts. These are to a large extent to bugs which for years ago are closed; The latest leak comes from 2013, the rest of the years before. These include a bug in Word, a vulnerability in Silverlight and a flaw in the way Windows TrueType fonts processed.


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