Thursday, September 23, 2010

Boogityboogity Dep't.:

ZERO HEDGE is a financial site, that looks at the financial world a little differently than most, as indicated by their slogan, which you can see above. Anyway, Tyler Durden has a report, "DEADF007 - Is Stuxnet The Secret Weapon To Attack Iran's Nukes; Is A Virus About To Revolutionize Modern Warfare?".

Yikes! Even paranoids have enemies, but this does not seem to be tinfoil hat time; it seems somebody went to quite a bit of trouble to create this beastie that is infesting computers in the Middle East especially. Who's gonna get stuck by Stuxnet? Is it designed to rain on Ineedadinnerjacket's parade? (H/T to Helmut at Defend-Net.)

Since reverse engineering chunks of Stuxnet's massive code, senior US cyber security experts confirm what Mr. Langner, the German researcher, told the Monitor: Stuxnet is essentially a precision, military-grade cyber missile deployed early last year to seek out and destroy one real-world target of high importance – a target still unknown.

"Stuxnet is a 100-percent-directed cyber attack aimed at destroying an industrial process in the physical world," says Langner, who last week became the first to publicly detail Stuxnet's destructive purpose and its authors' malicious intent. "This is not about espionage, as some have said. This is a 100 percent sabotage attack."

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