Stuxnet Cometh: Defence Agencies Prepare for Next Generation Warfare




The emergence of the 'Stuxnet Worm', a Windows-based malware programme designed to upset and reprogramme large-scale industrial computer systems, has been described by experts as the first recognised 'cyber weapon'. Where most cases of malware attacks have been motivated by financial reward or general disruption, Stuxnet has been clearly designed to target critical infrastructure. The worm operates through external Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and can pass to computers not conne...
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