Iain Thomson
October 1, 2010

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Delegates at the Virus Bulletin 2010 conference in Vancouver have heard that the Stuxnet worm could have been an inside job.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told V3.co.uk that the worm may have been written by someone with detailed knowledge of Siemens’ computer systems, possibly a current or former employee.

“The message I got was that it appears to have been written by someone with inside knowledge of how Siemens’ systems work,” he said.

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“But none of the presenters gave any evidence about who wrote it and against who it was targeted. Unless we get access to the computer it was written on, or someone admits writing it, we’ll probably never know.”

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