Users urged not to believe negative hype about Stuxnet

A senior figure at anti-virus firm Sophos has denied reports that the Stuxnet worm could be used by criminals to wreak havoc on major infrastructure.

27th November, 2010

A senior figure at anti-virus firm Sophos has denied reports that the Stuxnet worm could be used by criminals to wreak havoc on major infrastructure.

Paul Ducklin, head of technology for the Asia Pacific region at Sophos, said much of the speculation about the worm was been driven by anonymous sources making vague allegations about its ability to knock out power stations, emergency services and even Britain’s transport network.

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