New worm is designed to attack Iran financial institutions

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Nov 26, 2012
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  1. Stuxnet garnered a ton of media attention when it managed to cripple Iran's nuclear program but a new worm recently detailed by Symantec is attacking the country on a different and perhaps even more damaging level.

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  2. Can't imagine this is a good thing. Wouldn't it just bugger thousands of individuals who happen to live in that country. Why would anyone see this as a good thing?
    valentyn0 and H3llion like this.
  3. "There’s no word yet on who is responsible for creating the worm."
    Let me guess... I was Iran itself, so they can blame the poor ol' USA! Or North-Korea! Yeah, that's it! They were envious if the attention Iran got! They did Stux too, Israel had nothing to do with it!

    /sarcasm off
  4. TechGamer

    TechGamer TS Guru Posts: 370   +40

    We have enough of world economic crysis we just need one of the most important sectors of oil marketers screwed up in this cyber war between these guys
  5. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    The name of the worm, Narilam, and the name of one of the SQL databases it targets, maliran, are a palindrome.
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  6. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +286

    Play with fire long enough and you will get burned.
  7. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Oh im betting that Iran wouldnt admit if half the country was taken out by a meteorite. Iran has more enemies then just the USA. Its just funny that Iran wants to play chicken with nukes. Im guessing one of their CLOSE neihbors did this.
  8. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    +1 H3

    I think they are in a way leading them to retaliate in kind, so I wouldn't be surprised if this 'cyber war' start to hurt 'unsuspecting targets'.
  9. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +242

    So skynet version jihad is now partially aware and would only attack iran business institutions?

    I thought viruses/malwares will attack any system with click buttons, "download antivirus software here", and sometimes a drop by style of attack.

    anyone please enlighten me.

    because if that malware successfully attack iran, then by association, the malware will jump to syria, then to hezbollah, then to hamas, then to west bank, then to israel, then to the u.s.a.

    and if wikileaks "clicks" the files of the u.s.a., the malware will jump to any system reading the leaks.
  10. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Booster Posts: 247   +27

    Did you know that a Palindrome is also tiny launchpad for the convenience of a former Republican nominee?

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