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Definition Edit

Duqu is

[a] malicious computer virus designed to gather intelligence data from entities such as industrial control manufacturers in order to be able to launch a future attack on an industrial control facility. Internet security specialists uncovered Duqu in October 2011, declaring that its code was nearly identical to that of an earlier computer worm called Stuxnet.[1]

Overview Edit

Duqu purportedly has been used as a reconnaissance tool to copy blueprints of Iran's nuclear program.

References Edit

  1. Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet, at 73.

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