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Duqu 2.0 hackers may have cracked Kaspersky to recon research

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    Eugene Kaspersky, the Russian whose namesake company acknowledged that it had been infected with top-tier malware, struggled during a press conference to come up with reasons why the hackers targeted his firm.

    After all, antivirus makers like Kaspersky Lab should be prepared to sniff out and snuff out an attack.

    "They were not only stupid, but greedy," Kaspersky said during a London-based press conference Wednesday, which was also webcast to reporters elsewhere.

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    When asked why the attackers -- whose malware was dubbed Duqu 2.0 in a nod to 2011's Duqu, which in turn was thought to be an offspring of the infamous Stuxnet -- went head-to-head with his company, Kaspersky had theories but nothing more.

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