Sunday, January 16

Stuxnet: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

(Image: Trendmicro)

According to sources who spoke with the New York Times, the Stuxnet worm was tested at Israel's nuclear research facility in Dimona:
"Experts who analyzed the computer worm describe it as far more complex and ingenious than anything they had imagined."
...which about tallies with cyberterrorism experts I spoke with at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), at the Herzliya-based Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), for a feature I wrote in Nov. 2010, where I noted:
"Many scientists and online security analysts who have pored over Stuxnet's code, including industry leader Symantec, are convinced that the attack "a never-before-seen ability to take over and run complex industrial processes from afar" was the first shot in a new age of cyber-hacking and warfare."

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