Cyber security firms uncover new sophisticated worms from Stuxnet to Red October

Source code for computer virus which are a growing menace (photo:dpa)
Source code for computer virus which are a growing menace (photo:dpa)

Hackers are designing increasingly sophisticated cyber attack systems. But experts believe the discovery of new ‘super worms’, codenamed Flame, Duqu, Gauss and Red October, could be just the tip of the iceberg. This is the third part in our series on cyber attacks and details what private cyber security firms have discovered so far.

INTERNET security companies have detected increasingly sophisticated cyber attack systems aimed at sabotaging and spying on governments, private companies and organisations.

The discovery, by private cyber security companies in the last few years, has raised political awareness and fuelled debate over the security challenge for governments an...

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