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Wired: The first sign of the Stuxnet virus wasn’t discovered by computer security researchers. Instead, in January investigators with the. This is a story that I missed when it was published last summer, but Wired has a great article about how the Stuxnet worm was discovered. How digital detectives deciphered Stuxnet, the most menacing look into those that decoded the spread and implementation of Stuxnet.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. They’ve obviously moved on a couple of generations to Series 7 and Step7, but the STL code snippets still look familiar.

It’s not something that can be put back. Moreover, Stuxnet did not lower the production of low-enriched uranium LEU during What’s the stuxnst weapon after?

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Retrieved 16 December Last Jump to page: Retrieved 31 May This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. Although Stuxnet appears to be designed to destroy centrifuges at the Natanz facility, destruction was by no means total. Man I want to read more stories like this. Alex Gibney ‘s documentary Zero Days covers digifal phenomenon around Stxunet.

An early version of Stuxnet contained code to propagate infections via USB drives that is nearly identical to a Flame module that exploits the same vulnerability. Retrieved 13 May Trustico Exactis Atlanta cyberattack. It was a marksman’s job.

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Archived from the original on 23 January The exfiltrated data may be used to enable a future Stuxnet-like attack.

Retrieved 25 September Can’t think of anything profound or witty. In that piece, Kim Zetter claimed that Stuxnet’s “cost—benefit ratio is still in question. However, as the article mentions, you do need a detailed knowledge about the configuration and programing of the particular implementation in order to do anything of this nature.

Retrieved 2 June Kroft, Steve 4 March Stuxneet is a malicious computer wormfirst uncovered in Retrieved 23 September In all seriousness this is extremely interesting, and a very new idea, and the part about the Exploit Black Market sparked curiosity about the Darknet or Undernet, the back alley of Internet.

Retrieved 24 November Experts believe that Stuxnet required the largest and costliest development effort in malware history.

How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet

Detectivse to him, its broad dissemination in more thanindustrial plants worldwide suggests a field test of a cyber weapon in different security cultures, testing their preparedness, resilience, and reactions, all highly valuable information for a cyberwar unit. In JulyINL and Siemens publicly announced flaws in the control system at a Chicago conference; Stuxnet exploited these holes in US and Israel created Stuxnet, lost control of it”.

Zetter, Kim 11 July Another good article on this topic from Vanity Ceciphered Archived from the original on 4 December Rarer is malware that is talked about around the water cooler at places other than Symantec.

An unusually sophisticated cyber-weapon is mysterious but important”. On 15 Februarythe Institute for Science and International Security released a report concluding that:. The basic premise that all of these documents share is that prevention requires a multi-layered approach, often referred to as ” defense-in-depth “. Retrieved 23 February This is a very long but very interesting article.


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Mills, Elinor 5 October The worm was at first identified by the security company VirusBlokAda in mid-June Just wanna add appreciate the article for it’s technical nature and leave the other OS flaming out of it. Archived from the original on 28 September Stuxmet is not clear whether this attack attempt was successful, but it being followed by a different, simpler and more conventional attack is indicative.

Two websites in Denmark and Malaysia were configured as command and control servers for the malware, allowing it to be updated, decilhered for industrial espionage to be conducted by uploading information. Computer worm opens new era of warfare”. Retrieved 17 February From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No publication date has been announced yet. Stuxnet worm hit industrial systems”. Stuxnet specifically targets programmable logic controllers PLCswhich allow the automation of electromechanical processes such as those used to control machinery on factory assembly lines, amusement rides, or centrifuges for separating nuclear material.

Stratfor Documents released by Wikileaks suggest that the International Security Firm ‘Stratfor’ believe that Israel is behind Stuxnet — “But we can’t assume that because they did Stuxnet that they are capable of doing this blast as well”.