Stuxnet

Stuxnet

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I was watching a documentary on Netflix called ‘Rise of the Hackers’ , and came across this engineered computer virus called stuxnet. It was designed to slow down Iran’s nuclear weapon development.

I found the design of the virus to be fascinating. Take a look if you guys have time !

If you dont have Netflix, this article is a good read as well.

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/countdown-to-zero-day-stuxnet/

The virus is designed to infect PLCs ( Programmable Logic controllers ) . Everything from how it is designed to infect the machines, spread, how it hides, and how it tricks the system once it has infected the machine into believing everything is okay is very well thought out!

This feels like how wars will be fought in the future .

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