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All About Stuxnet

Posted by Aaron Massey on 28 Sep 2010.

Stuxnet is a recently discovered worm that targets infrastructure through command and control servers. It’s been all over the security news because of its sophistication. It exploits multiple zero-day threats. It’s highly targeted. It is proof that safety-critical infrastructure is vulnerable. In short, it’s definitely worth reading about.

Ars Technica has a solid brief introduction on Stuxnet. Gary McGraw details how the worm works. Dark Reading has some more information on the implications for other SCADA systems.