27. November 2010 · Comments Off on Stuxnet source code released? Unlikely · Categories: blog · Tags:

Larry Seltzer believes the report from Britain’s Sky News that the source code for the Stuxnet worm is being traded on the black market and could be used by terrorists is highly unlikely. (The link to the story appears to be broken as of Saturday, 4:11pm EST. Try the main blog link, http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/ and scroll to the story.)

Larry is by no means the only skeptical security blogger. AVG’s Roger Thompson and Sophos’s Paul Ducklin agree.

Sky News may be confused by the fact that an exploit for one of the Stuxnet 0-day vulnerabilities was released a few days ago. While this is problematic, it is by no means Stuxnet itself.