A lot has been spoken and written about cyber warfare in the past – so far, we have not seen any actual cases.
This has now changed. TechPinger.com reports the following:
Security experts first learned of the new strain of software in June, but only disclosed its ability to infect major industrial systems in recent weeks. “This is cyber sabotage,” said Roel Schouwenberg, a senior researcher for the security firm Kaspersky Labs. “Stuxnet is designed to basically bring down a plant or take down operations.”
Given the bold passage above, it should be clear that there is some sort of governmental force behind it – let’s see when the Iranians retaliate.
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