Primarily targeted Western governments and related organizations, such as government ministries and agencies, political think tanks, and governmental subcontractors.
Stuxnet is an extremely sophisticated computer worm that exploited multiple previously unknown Windows zero-day vulnerabilities to infect computers and spread.
The goal was to steal proprietary business information by targeting company’s top-level management using sophisticated spear-phishing.
Used majorly brute-force tactics to login & then encrypted files across the organisation’s network before making a ransom demand.
Evades detection and analysis by running entirely from the system registry without creating any files.