Jan 06 2011

The Basics of Stuxnet Worm and How it infects PLCs

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Considered to be the most intricately designed piece of malware ever, Stuxnet leverages attack vectors onto industrial control systems, a territory rarely ventured into by traditional malware. Stuxnet targets industries, power plants and other facilities that use automation and control equipment from the leading German industrial vendor, Siemens. The term, critical infrastructure refers to industrial systems that are essential for the functioning and safety of our societies. Considering the profound dependence of critical infrastructure on industrial control and automation equipment, it is essential to reassess the impact this new generation of malware on the stability and security of our society.

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Tags: Business, Control system, Critical infrastructure, Industrial control systems, Iran, Malware, Siemens, Symantec

One Response to “The Basics of Stuxnet Worm and How it infects PLCs”

  1. World Spinner says:

    The Basics of Stuxnet Worm and How it infects PLCs…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

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