Keeping track of the relationships between various malware families can be hard, especially when you’re talking about espionage tools such as Stuxnet and Gauss. Veracode has put together an infographic as a general recap of the life and times of Stuxnet, the much-discussed cyber worm that first reared its head in mid-2010 after it was found targeting critical infrastructure in Iran. Despite Siemens patching some Stuxnet-like bugs late last month, it’s been a while since we’ve heard from the computer worm. Lately the spotlight has been stolen by a series of Stuxnet descendants such as Duqu, Flame and just revealed yesterday, Gauss.
While the infographic was made before yesterday’s revelations on Gauss, it still provides a nice history of the malware that preceded it – check it out for more on the variants’ similarities and capabilities.