Comments on: Stuxnet: Wired but Unplugged http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/07/14/stuxnet-wired-but-unplugged/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/07/14/stuxnet-wired-but-unplugged/#comment-3167 Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:45:24 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=8587#comment-3167 The real story as I see it is that quite a few companies played a part in this. VirusBlokAda certainly kicked things off, Symantec did some great work on the payload, and Microsoft, Kaspersky and ESET researchers also contributed significantly. Some of our work was clearly done in parallel and there was a lot of information sharing, so it’s not always realistically possible to say Brand X did Y and Brand Z did P. I certainly wouldn’t want to estimate percentages. :) I can’t really comment on how the authors approached their stories: I haven’t talked to either of them. As a general rule, it’s true and understandable that journalists tend to go first (and sometimes only) to the companies they know most about. I can’t say if that happened here.

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By: Carl Seiler http://www.welivesecurity.com/2011/07/14/stuxnet-wired-but-unplugged/#comment-3166 Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:23:28 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=8587#comment-3166 I thought the Vanity Fair article (April ’11) featured Kaspersky a bit too heavily while the Wired article seemed to me also to sound like it was only Symantec working on it. As a end user with a casual interest in security software, I was struck by the differences in the two articles and wondered what the real story might be. It also got me wondering if it just happens that who is featured depends the authors first contacted, perhaps based on their own experience with anti-virus on their own computers.

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