Stuxnet Worm Used Against Iran Was Tested in Israel

How was the Stuxnet worm so effective against the Iranian nuclear program? It was tested against the same centrifuges in Israel’s wink-wink-nudge-nudge never-officially-acknowledged nuclear facilities, reports The New York Times. How clever is Stuxnet? This clever:

The worm itself now appears to have included two major components. One was designed to send Iran’s nuclear centrifuges spinning wildly out of control. Another seems right out of the movies: The computer program also secretly recorded what normal operations at the nuclear plant looked like, then played those readings back to plant operators, like a pre-recorded security tape in a bank heist, so that it would appear that everything was operating normally while the centrifuges were actually tearing themselves apart.

Sunday, 16 January 2011