Stuxnet: Future of Warfare? or just lax security
Published by Jack Hunter – March 18, 2011
Categories: Worms and Threats
The Stuxnet worm has hit the big time after Iranian officials confirmed that the malicious code was wreaking havoc at the country's first nuclear power station. This malware, which surfaced back in July, can take over industrial operating systems--known as SCADA--and control plants. Roughly 15 systems have been infected globally. The first reaction to the Iran malware woes is that it couldn't have happened to a nicer country. But then you realize that Stuxnet could really just be the start of cyberwarfare and key infrastructure is at risk.
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