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Many of you probably heard about Stuxnet, the malware that infected monitoring and control system PLCs in the Iranian nuclear program. The Stuxnet worm was able to damage centrifuges used to purify uranium at a highly secure facility in Iran. The result of the infection and infrastructure damage was that the Iranian’s quest for nuclear weapons suffered a serious setback.
The idea that a computer worm could cause damage to physical infrastructure was almost completely unprecedented. The…
Added by Eric Gallant on February 25, 2011 at 20:23 — No Comments