Tuesday, January 18, 2011
This highly sophisticated malicious software is the first program that was created specifically for the purpose of causing serious harm to the physical world, warn experts in the security of computer systems. The worm has infected an unknown number of power plants, oil installations and factories, and spread through the unknown holes in Windows and not just online, but he entered closed systems via USB's, etc.
Plants with Siemens machines were particular targeted because the worm is controls industrial components, including centrifuges, valves, brakes. Which leads to a failures. this shows that the creators of the worm very well knew how works certain industrial processes.
Stuxnet may be lurking in the system, wait for proper conditions and then give instructions industrial components, so that they then do the opposite of what they should work. Since it is very difficult to detect what piece of equipment is infected with, this piece of software is focused on the physical destruction and in some ways led the new era of war in a virtual space that is mapped to the real world.
In other words, cyber warfare does not lead more just in virtual spaces, but also in the real, physical world.
On that occasion, the British Times warns that the ongoing rapid militarization of the Internet. Although the Pentagon and U.S. National Security Agency had never admitted involvement in the development of cyber weapons, many believe that America is the leader in this mode of warfare that has already developed cyber weapons, of which Stuxnet is just a beginning. After all, the United States last year, a virtual space (cyberspace) and officially designated as the fifth military domain, in addition to land, air, sea and space. Mouse and keyboard are becoming a new weapon in world conflicts.
President Barack Obama said on that occasion that the U.S. digital infrastructure "strategic national asset" and appointed Howard Schmidt, former chief of security systems at Microsoft, as a manager in charge of cyber-security. In May last year, the Pentagon set up its new cyber command (Cybercom), led by Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (NSA). His task is to defend U.S. military networks and attack "systems" of other countries. At that exact way and under what rules, military secret.
China, Russia, Israel, Britain, South Korea and other countries also have their own departments in the army who care about this aspect of warfare.
No more tranches.
Posted by Mister Sharaf at 2:12 PM