The Stuxnet virus that ravaged Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility “was far more dangerous than the cyberweapon that is now lodged in the public’s imagination,” cyber security expert Ralph Langer writes in Foreign Policy.
These types of viruses are incredibly destructive and threaten all PLC-controlled infrastructure, at the very least. I wonder if Siemens have redesigned their PLC line to avoid these attacks. So much of our historical infrastructure is completely open to these attacks, including more than likely your home Internet router (not from Stuxnet but from one or more so-called zero day doorways or vectors).
But Stuxnet is not alone. There’s also Duqu.
But that’s not all. There is evidence that Stuxnet had a hand in the nuclear destruction at Fukushima.