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Duqu spy group also targeted telecommunications companies

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    The group behind the Duqu cyberespionage tool has compromised at least two telecommunications operators and one electronic equipment manufacturer, in addition to a cybersecurity firm and venues that hosted high-level nuclear negotiations between world powers and Iran.

    On Wednesday, Moscow-based antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab, which has been deeply involved in exposing sophisticated cyberespionage campaigns over the past few years, revealed that it too fell victim to such an attack.

    The company discovered in early spring that several of its internal systems were infected with a new version of Duqu, a sophisticated malware platform believed to be related to the Stuxnet worm used to sabotage Iran’s nuclear enrichment centrifuges at Natanz.

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