Saturday, 2 October 2010

There's something going around

An interesting article from War in Context.

The Stuxnet virus, found mainly in Iran, Germany and China, but which has been spreading rapidly around the world is designed to attack Siemans industrial control systems. These controls manage industrial machinery in anything from nuclear plants to reservoir dams.

The article suggests that the international fall out following the release of the virus will be significant and that, according to sources, it’s all pointing at Israel.

It would that this is the first time a state-made cyber attack has spread so wide. This something entirely new and it'll be interesting to see what happens.