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Worm Deadlier Than Stuxnet Found: Experts

04/29/2011 Leave a comment

By Divyesh Singh – “E-security firms recently detected a new virus named as the Stars virus in cyber space that can cause damage to our country’s critical cyber infrastructure.

The Stars Virus is suspected to be a variant of the Stuxnet worm that had infected Iran’s nuclear capabilities. The worm affected India’s power grid and one of the air traffic controls too. This forced the government to take urgent measures to guard against such attacks in the future.

With the help of experts from private and government organisations, a cyber security police draft was made. It was submitted to the government recently for further comments form various agencies and ministries to decide on the further course of action.

According to eScan lab reports the Stars virus is capable of damaging government systems.” Read more.

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