Stuxnet virus might have improved Iran's nuclear capabilities: report
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inspecting the Natanz nuclear plant in central Iran, 08 March 2007. The plant was attacked by the Stuxnet computer virus in 2009 and 2010. At the time the virus was thought to have set back Iran's nuclear program, ... read more
Did Stuxnet help rather than hinder Iran's nuclear program?
Call it collateral damage: Organized cybercriminals and hackers will leverage digital certificate-based attacks to infect enterprise IT systems with state-developed malware such as Flame and Stuxnet – with the nefarious result of impacting business ... read more
A British analyst: Stuxnet enhanced Iran's enrichment capacity - DEBKAfile
Ivanka Barzashka, an academic at King's College, London, has found from analyzing data collected by the International Atomic Energy Agency that the Stuxnet malwork attack in 2010 exposed vulnerabilities in Iran's uranium enrichment facilities that ... read more
Stuxnet worm increased Iran's nuclear potential
The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has just released a report on the Stuxnet worm which exposed vulnerabilities in the Iranian enrichment facilities at Natanz back in 2009-10. These vulnerabilities would otherwise have gone unnoticed, and in ... read more
Governments' Favorite Cyberweapons Don't Look Anything Like Stuxnet
The term “cyberwarfare” conjures images of hackers developing nasty scripts and viruses to be used by state militaries as an instrument of foreign policy. Stuxnet, the malware that disabled thousands of Iranian nuclear centrifuges, was all but ... read more
Are Cyber-Weapons Effective? Assessing Stuxnet's Impact on the Iranian ...
When news of Stuxnet first emerged, many thought that it had caused a major setback to Iran's uranium-enrichment programme. Ivanka Barzashka argues instead that while Stuxnet may have had the potential to seriously damage Iranian centrifuges, evidence ... read more
Stuxnet, Ethics and the Law
This first of 3 part series discusses the development of the Stuxnet malware, the legal and ethical issues. This thought provoking article raises questions into cyber terrorism and weather this is for offensive or defensive purposes. In June of 2010, a ... read more
Symantec and McAfee warn firms to assess risk of cyber war threats like ...
Businesses need to reassess how threats like Stuxnet and Flame relate to them when updating their cyber defences, according to McAfee and Symantec. McAfee vice president, Ross Allen, said the appearance of threats like Stuxnet should act as a wake-up ... read more