Iran said on Sunday it had detected Duqu, a computer virus that experts say is based on Stuxnet, the virus that hit the Islamic Republic’s computers last year.
“We are in the initial phase of fighting the Duqu virus,” Gholamreza Jalali, the head of Iran’s civil defense organization, told the official IRNA news agency. “The final report which says which organizations the virus has spread to and what its impacts are has not been completed yet.”
He added, “All the organizations and centers that could be susceptible to being contaminated are being controlled.”
According to the Reuters news agency, news of Duqu surfaced in October when security software maker Symantec Corp said it had found a mysterious virus that contained code similar to Stuxnet.