While some instances of Stuxnet and Duqu found their way into seemingly unplanned locations, the majority of occurrences were localized to targeted systems.
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Though Gauss's encrypted payload continues to perplex researchers, Kaspersky Lab has unveiled a free tool to detect the malware.
Gauss, which researchers have linked to Flame and Stuxnet, both believed to be built by the U.S. government, functions mainly as a banking trojan -- but it also contains a mystery encrypted payload.