Last-minute paper: Unravelling Stuxnet

Holly Stewart Microsoft
Peter Ferrie Microsoft
Alexander Gostev Kasperksy Lab

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Detailed analysis of Stuxnet has uncovered that Stuxnet is one of the most complex, thought-out, and overdesigned malware discovered in the wild to date. This talk will provide a timeline of events and discoveries around Stuxnet. And then we will unravel the malware, component by component, providing details and reasoning behind the design.

  • Stuxnet overview and timeline
  • Stuxnet basics
  • The target - SCADA
  • Techniques for bypassing standard security controls - Stolen certificates and more...
  • Distribution and Propagation - Shortcut vulnerability and more...


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