Was the Stuxnet Virus an Attack on Iran?

Friday, October 01, 2010

Transcript

Since September 26th, when the Stuxnet computer worm was found on computers at Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant, media have been endlessly speculating about which country might be responsible. Security specialist Bruce Schneier says that we not only have no proof that the worm was state-backed, we still don't know what it does.

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Comments [3]

Adam

Why the heck would you connect your nuclear power computers to the internet? WHY? It seems like just asking for trouble. And if you absolutely must connect it, why not have an extremely limited channel to transmit only the data needed?

Oct. 10 2010 12:23 AM
Bud from New Jersey

Excellent report. NPR as well as the Christian Science Monitor have also done great reporting on the Stuxnet Virus. This is really scary; I hope our government is working on defending our power grid, etc.

Oct. 05 2010 12:40 AM
NeoAmsterdam from NYC

Many thanks to Bruce Schneier for the "snow targets your house" comment - it's the most accurate and succinct description of a worm I've ever heard.

But the question that still goes unasked is who in their right mind would expose a nuclear facility to the ever-insecure Internet - making those super-secrets susceptible to worms and enticing to spies?

Oct. 03 2010 10:20 AM

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