NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, April 25, 2011

A second round of cyber attacks against Iran underway? Posted by Mikko @ 14:40 GMT

Today, leaders in Iran announced that after Stuxnet, they are now fighting a new cyber attack.

News coverage from Mardomak (Farsi)
News coverage from Mehr (English)
News coverage from AFP (English)

They talk about a new unknown malware, codenamed "Stars".

We have no further information on this attack at this time.

We can't tie this case to any particular sample we might already have.

We don't know if this is another cyber attack launched by US Government.

We don't know if Iran officials have just found some ordinary Windows worm and announced it to be a cyberwar attack.

Hopefully we'll find out more soon.

Stuxnet cartoon
Cartoon (c) Bob Englehart, licensed from Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index