Stuxnet "Cyber Missile"?

12/09/10

Permalink 05:20:32 pm, by daryl Email , 132 words, 5790 views   English (US)
Categories: Seriously, News

Stuxnet "Cyber Missile"?

The Stuxnet computer virus, reportedly discovered in July, appears to be specifically designed to target industrial systems. Like, say, an Iranian nuclear plant.

Stuxnet Malware

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A decent blog synopsis here
Wikipedia (well-sourced entry)

UPDATE (12/10/2010):

FoxNews.com has a story which largely reiterates the other information out there on Stuxnet. BUT, toward the bottom of the article is this:

And Iran’s anti-worm effort may have had another setback. In Tehran, men on motorcycles attacked two leading nuclear scientists on their way to work. Using magnetic bombs, the motorcyclists pulled alongside their cars and attached the devices.

One scientist was wounded and the other killed. Confirmed reports say that the murdered scientist was in charge of dealing with the Stuxnet virus at the nuclear plants.

You can't make this stuff up!

The FoxNews.com story

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