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Stuxnet was Only the Beginning of US Cyberwar Against Iran

July 16, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Almost all cyberattacks are 'to whom it may concern' but Stuxnet was a bullet with someone's name on it. Repeating something like Stuxnet or (computer virus) Flame will be much more difficult... But the defender needs to plug all holes, while the attacker need only find one..."

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Warns of Cyber Arms Race

June 18, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"With confirmation that the United States was behind the 2010 cyberattack on Iran's nuclear enrichment facility, the world has officially entered a new era of warfare... The parallels with the invention and first use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are eerie," writes Benedict...

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Iranian Double Agents Planted Stuxnet in Nuclear Facilities

April 17, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

“Using a person on the ground would greatly increase the probability of computer infection, as opposed to passively waiting for the software to spread through the computer facility. 'Iranian double agents' would have helped to target the most vulnerable spots in the system...”

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U.S. Nuclear Facility Networks "Under Constant Attack"

March 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Stuxnet showed that airgapping is not a perfect defense. Even in secure systems, people stick in their thumb drives, they go back and forth between computers. They can find vulnerabilities that way. If people put enough attention to it, they can possibly be penetrated..."

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Iran Successfully Eradicates Stuxnet Virus Infestation

February 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"I would assume that once Iran learned of Stuxnet, then intelligence agencies looked at this method of cyber attack as compromised regardless of how long it has taken Iran to neutralize it. It is a cat and mouse game..."

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A Stuxnet Apocalypse?

September 13, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

"Could a Stuxnet-like system affect the production and development of a nuclear weapon? Yes and no. Yes as in it certainly could screw up enrichment, obviously, but wouldn’t screw up the end-result - hence why Stuxnet was found in the first place..."

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Stuxnet Could Be Modified to Undermine Nuclear Weapons

September 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Nuclear warheads are controlled by computers so if someone managed to slip a worm inside a facility that will reach the warhead component, they could launch it and than aim it back at the country’s facility... Stuxnet is the first cyber weapon that could cause major disruption...:

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Iran Still Struggling With Stuxnet Virus Infestation

July 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Tehran never did overcome the disruptions caused by Stuxnet or restore its centrifuges to smooth and normal operation as was claimed. Indeed, Iran finally resorted to the only sure-fire cure, scrapping all the tainted machines and replacing them with new ones..."

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Stuxnet’s Potential for A Chernobyl-Style Incident at Bushehr

April 04, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

People in the know are worried that Stuxnet was released into systems that were not completely understood. Iran, being as hard to get intel on, may have had configurations that the creators of Stuxnet did not account for, and it could indeed have caused a larger catastrophe...

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