June 17, 2011

Stuxnet:One Very Scary Virus

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

Rodger the Real King of France sez:

Ready to shake in your shoes? This video breaking down how Stuxnet works and where it could go next is flat out frightening. (And if this wasn't a government program, I'll eat a centrifuge.) My guess is Israel.
Yes, it was great when it took down the Iranian nuclear project, but, as the old record album cover says,

Posted by Vanderleun at June 17, 2011 3:50 PM
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Well, ain't that just fuckin' ducky.


Posted by: jwm at June 17, 2011 6:45 PM

Maybe 300 lines of code.

Posted by: Roy Lofquist at June 17, 2011 8:07 PM

Well, that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

Posted by: rickl at June 18, 2011 3:42 AM

Stuxnet was a good lesson for the Iranians and other Islamofascists. Stuxnet said, "You can borrow or steal Western technology, but you didn't invent it and you don't really understand it, so it will backfire on you when you try to use it against the West."

Islamofascists took our planes--we invented them--and flew them into our towers. Stuxnet says, "You try to use our technology against us again and we will cause our technology to destroy you."

The bomb that the Iranians are trying to create will explode on their own territory and they will turn their own country into a sea of glass.

Posted by: Gloria at June 18, 2011 10:45 AM


Very astute. STUXNET was first used in 1982,



Posted by: Roy Lofquist at June 18, 2011 1:49 PM

The only thing I'd question is the $100k price tag for a Day Zero exploit. I've never heard of anyone paying that, and I've been in the field quite some time. $20K, sure. Maybe $40k.

But our infrastructure is a lot like US coastal shipping during the U Boat "Happy Time" of 1942. Entirely unprepared, and nothing but soft targets.

Posted by: Borepatch at June 21, 2011 9:50 AM