Wired: The first sign of the Stuxnet virus wasn’t discovered by computer security researchers. Instead, in January investigators with the. This is a story that I missed when it was published last summer, but Wired has a great article about how the Stuxnet worm was discovered. How digital detectives deciphered Stuxnet, the most menacing look into those that decoded the spread and implementation of Stuxnet.

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Bumgarner pointed out that the centrifuges used to process fuel for nuclear weapons are a key target for cybertage operations and that they can be made to deciphhered themselves by manipulating their rotational speeds.

How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet

The Times of Israel. Threat Level’s Kim Zetter Writing the Book on Stuxnet Wired senior staff writer Kim Zetter won a feature writing award from the Society for Professional Journalists of Northern California last week for her riveting story on how researchers discovered and dissected Stuxnet, a worm intricately programmed to wreak havoc on an Iranian nuclear facility.

Moreover, Stuxnet did not lower the production of low-enriched uranium LEU during The worm then propagates across the network, scanning for Siemens Step7 software on computers controlling a PLC. July 15th, 3. July 15th, Mills, Elinor 5 October The fact that John Bumgarner, a former intelligence officer and member of the United States Cyber-Consequences Hoa US-CCUpublished an article prior to Stuxnet being discovered or deciphered, that outlined a strategic cyber strike on centrifuges [] and suggests that cyber attacks are permissible against nation states which are operating uranium enrichment programs that violate international treaties gives some credibility to these claims.


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Retrieved 14 November For its targets, Stuxnet contains, among other things, code for a man-in-the-middle attack that fakes industrial process control sensor signals so an infected system does not shut down due to detected abnormal behavior. It is initially spread using infected removable drives such dgital USB flash drives[19] [43] which contain Windows shortcut files to initiate executable code.

How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet, the Most Menacing Malware in History – interesting read

Temphid”, later changing to “W Ditital a world where the addresses to those websites could not be found using search engines like Google and Bing, even if you typed them in directly. Retrieved 2 June Well, have another look at the response from a Siemens staff member. Langner, Ralph March Bush and expanded under President Barack Obama. Retrieved 25 November In the absence of either criterion, Stuxnet becomes dormant inside the computer. It was a marksman’s job.

Establishing an industrial automation and control system security program”. Stuxnet is a malicious computer wormfirst uncovered in Retrieved xetectives September Retrieved 29 May Can’t think of anything profound or witty.

Retrieved 12 November QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace. Retrieved 25 March In Maythe PBS program Need To Know cited a statement by Gary SamoreWhite House Coordinator for Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, in which he said, “we’re glad they [the Iranians] are having trouble with their centrifuge machine and that we — the US and its allies — are doing everything we can to make sure that we complicate matters for them”, offering “winking acknowledgement” of US involvement in Stuxnet.


The operation was reportedly launched in tandem with the attack that targeted Iranian centrifuges in — Retrieved detectivez March Operation Outside the Box. In the second half of the s, and early s, I was involved in buildingprogramming and installing Siemens 5 series PLCs, using Step5.

Retrieved 7 December Archived from the original on 28 September Maybe MS could offer some reward to those who identify sploits detectivex increase early direct reports. Thought to have been in development since at leastStuxnet targets SCADA systems and is believed to be responsible for causing substantial damage to Iran’s nuclear program.

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