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Security experts can't verify Iran's claims of new worm

Gregg Keizer | April 26, 2011
No proof of another Stuxnet without a sample of the malware, says Symantec.

Other antivirus vendors, including Helsinki-based F-Secure and U.K. security company Sophos, also acknowledged that they could not verify Iran's claims.

"We can't tie this case to any particular sample we might already have," admitted Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure's chief research officer, in a blog post Monday. "We don't know if Iran[ian] officials have just found some ordinary Windows worm and announced it to be a cyber war attack."

Graham Cluley, a senior security technology consultant at Sophos, also said his company had not been able to identify the malware.

 

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