Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon

Cross-posted from WIRED. As Iran met in Kazakhstan this week with members of the UN Security Council to discuss its nuclear program, researchers announced that a new variant of the sophisticated cyberweapon known as Stuxnet had been found, which predates other known versions of the malicious code that were reportedly unleashed by the U.S. and Israel several years ago in an attempt to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program. The new variant was designed for a different kind of attack against centrifuges used in Iran’s uranium enrichment program than later versions that were released, according to Symantec, the U....

February 27, 2013 · 10 min · 2091 words

Panetta Sounds Alarm on Cyber-War Threat

I just read this and I decided to share with you: In the hour-long session with the magazine’s editors, he said: – “We are facing the threat of a new arena in warfare that could be every bit as destructive as 9/11 — the American people need to know that. We can’t hide this from the American people any more than we should have hidden the terrorism-attack threat from the American people....

October 14, 2012 · 1 min · 187 words