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Stuxnet: Four Months Later

It’s been four months since VirusBlokAda discovered W32.Stuxnet, and the worm poses more of a threat today than when it was first discovered. Stuxnet is a different kind of malware; with many individuals in the security industry agreeing that the shear sophistication and capability of the worm are unprecedented. This malware was designed to target supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems; for those not familiar with SCADA infrastructure, the quick explanation is that these systems control vital infrastructure. This vital infrastructure usually includes facilities that manufacture, fabricate or refine products as well as power plants, or nuclear plants. SCADA systems are effectively industrial control systems for facility-based processes. Continue reading