“How digital detectives deciphered Stuxnet, the most menacing malware in history”–Ars Technica’s lengthy article on the Stuxnet virus created to damage centrifuges used in Iran’s nuclear weapons program–reads like a beach page-turner. The story is too complicated to delve into hear. so read if you have any interest in Stuxnet, the “world’s first real cyberweapon,” or in the face of 21st century cyber warfare. Imagine the havoc if a similar weapon attacked at the U.S. banking system. Fascinating and chilling.
I’m months behind the curve on the story of the Stuxnet virus that destroyed Iran’s nuclear-fuel processing capability, but this 13-minute PBS video provides an excellent summary of Stuxnet’s fascinating and disturbing combination of espionage, cyber-warfare, International politics, sci-fi, and network security. (Thanks to YS, who tries to keep my brain from turning to mush over the summer.)