Firm says malware writers spent years to create Duqu

11/16/2011 | eWeek.com

The rogue coders who created the Trojan known as Duqu worked for more than four years on the project, according to an analysis by Kaspersky Lab that dated components of the malware to 2007. The analysis focused on a Duqu attack against a business in Sudan, using a false business opportunity to entice a user to open a Microsoft Word attachment containing an infected font file. Duqu first surfaced in Iran, but analysts say that country's official decision to conceal the attack most likely gave the Trojan's creators a chance to tweak the malware.

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