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Veteran Advisor

A real threat?? A worm.

So I have been hearing of this worm for some now and how it has infected Iranian systems.

Stuxnet.

Do you suppose anyone knows who is behind it?

Nobody knows who's behind Stuxnet, but recently Kaspersky Lab researcher Roel Schouwenberg said that it was most likely a nation state.

Symantec's O'Murchu agrees that the worm was done by particularly sophisticated attackers. "This is definitely not your typical operation," he said.

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/205420/siemens_stuxnet_worm_hit_industrial_systems.htm...

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Veteran Advisor

Re: A real threat?? A worm.

Get an Apple!

Veteran Advisor

Re: A real threat?? A worm.

While an Apple is less likely to be attacked on your desk (and yes we do have 2 Apple's here) if you read this story it is about an attack on industrial software which runs industrial systems like Nuclear plants.

I have been listening to them talk about it on the radio here and Iran is the country which has been most affected. There have been suggestions their Nuclear Power plant which is just ready to come on line is infected. that would not be a good situation if this worm took control and shut or opened valves etc. in the wrong sequence.

The suggestions I have been hearing is this was not some teenager in a basement that has developed this worm. There is more to this one.

Veteran Advisor

Re: A real threat?? A worm.

You say:

 

"There is more to this one.", but we all know, really, that is for Sam to decide.

Veteran Advisor

Re: A real threat?? A worm.

Sounds like something our glorious CIA would do.

Veteran Advisor

Re: A real threat?? A worm.

So I am curious, have none of you heard anything about it on your news services?

As I said I have heard it talked about on the radio some time ago and then found that article to link to.

Veteran Advisor

Re: A real threat?? A worm.

I googled it and that is the place I have seen it.