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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How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History – Lounge – Unraid

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How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History Halfway through the article I have to say it’s the nicest ad an antivirus company has come up with so far. I wonder what those last two files do, the ones that haven’t been decrypted yet.

In Maythe PBS program Need To Know cited a statement by Gary SamoreWhite House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, in which he said, “we’re glad they [the Iranians] are having trouble with their centrifuge machine and that we — the US and its allies — are doing everything we can to make sure that we complicate matters for them”, offering “winking acknowledgement” of US involvement in Stuxnet.

According 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.

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Retrieved 4 November In it was revealed that General James Cartwrightthe former head of the U. Stuxnet is a malicious computer wormfirst uncovered in Join Date Aug Beans 6, While it is not the first time that hackers have targeted industrial systems, [12] nor the first publicly known intentional act of cyberwarfare to be implemented, it is the first discovered malware that digtial on and subverts industrial systems, [13] and the first to include a programmable logic controller PLC rootkit.


Thought to have been in development since at leastStuxnet targets SCADA systems and is believed to be responsible for causing substantial damage to Iran’s nuclear program. This lengthy article tells the story of researchers’ efforts to understand “the most menacing malware in history. Retrieved 19 November Lee “President Obama has identified cybersecurity as one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation, but one that we as a government or as a country are not adequately prepared to counter.

Retrieved 2 June Archived from the original on 25 Stuxmet There were way too many flaws in the plan if you ask me He believes this is evidence of the involvment of a major Western power or powers – potentially including Britain – because they have both the scarce cyber expertise, and access to the tightly-regulated nuclear equipment necessary to test the virus.

How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet

Online War of Words. Man I want to read more stories like this. Archived from the original on 27 July Maybe MS could offer some reward to those who identify sploits to increase early direct reports.

Retrieved 14 October Cyber attack on Iran ‘was carried out by Western powers and Israel’ Mr Parker found that this part of the attack must have been conceived by “some very talented individuals”, and the other by a less talented, or more rushed, group of developers.


They demonstrated the capability On 25 Decemberan Iranian semi-official news agency announced there was a cyberattack by Stuxnet, this time on the industries in the southern area of the country. Retrieved 24 September Retrieved 29 May Retrieved 31 May WannaCry ransomware attack Westminster cyberattack Petya cyberattack cyberattacks on Ukraine Equifax data breach Deloitte breach Disqus breach. It is for just such a piece of malware that we observe the one year anniversary this month.

The element written by the first group, which was activated after Stuxnet reached its target and is known as the “payload”, is very complex, well designed and effective, according to Mr Parker’s analysis. Retrieved 25 October This is a very long but very interesting article. Last Jump to page: Well, have another look at the response from a Siemens staff member.

Broad 29 September US and Israel created Stuxnet, lost control of it”. The effort failed, however, because North Korea’s extreme secrecy and isolation made it impossible to introduce Stuxnet into the nuclear facility. Retrieved 9 March Retrieved 18 February The Times of Israel. Iran blamed for cyberattacks on U.

According to expert Eugene Kasperskystunet worm also infected a nuclear power plant in Russia. Sign In Sign Up. The worm was at first identified by the security company VirusBlokAda in mid-June Mills, Elinor 5 October No publication date has been announced yet. Retrieved 27 September