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Indian System Snatches Alleged Duqu Server

Some computer equipment were held by the Indian authorities from a Mumbai's data hub as part of a continuing search into the Duqu spiteful software, which is being notified as the subsequent giant cyber threat by few safety experts, according to a Reuters' report published on October 28, 2011.

Reports relating to the malware started appearing in the media in October's last week when Symantec claimed that it had found a mystifying computer bug which included code alike of Stuxnet, a malevolent program that is supposed to have devastated Iran's nuclear agenda.

In the report by the research team of the Dell SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit, familiar elements were observed between Stuxnet and Duqu from some other unrelated threats.

Across the globe, state authorities and secretive agents are competing to unchain the mystery behind the Duqu. The malware had been formed by some complicated cybercriminals to put in place the foundation for assaults on significant infrastructure, including oil refineries, power plants, and pipelines, hints an initial inquiry.

The equipment confiscated from Mumbai-based private data center Web Werks, having headcount of 200, might contain important statistics and information which could prove helpful to the secretive agents in unlocking the Duqu's basis, like who created it and how it can be used. However, according to the security experts' statement published by Reuters, assembling the pieces is a time consuming process.

Unfortunately, the Web Werks' staff could neither recognize the client who had been using the server nor clarify how Duqu entered the hub.

As per a report published by domain-b on October 29, 2011, the Director of the US Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, Marty Edwards said that it was indeed a taxing job as the malware was very complicated in nature.

Edwards, without remarking on the Indian authorities' inquiry, said that his system was also working closely with corresponding people in other countries to gather more information about Duqu.

Though safety professionals are making attempts to know more about the program, risk-related comments are coming from every nook and corner, with some even describing it as low-risk malevolent software.

Related article: Indian Financial Industry Facing Rising Online Fraud

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