Russian security company says Iran talks spyware masqueraded under Foxconn name

By REUTERS
June 15, 2015 21:29

 
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FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO - Further research into the sophisticated computer virus used to hack into hotels where the Iran nuclear talks took place has found it took advantage of digital credentials stolen from the world's top contract electronics maker Foxconn.

Russian security company Kaspersky Lab said on Monday that researchers learned the Duqu 2.0 virus had redirected computer traffic by using a legitimate digital certificate from Taiwan's Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn.

Foxconn customers have included many of the world's biggest electronic makers, including Apple, Blackberry, Google, Huawei and Microsoft.

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