iran worm Archive

  • Stuxnet, the worm virus launched by Israel in the 2010 attack on Iran’s uranium enrichment facility.  What is a worm?  What exactly is Stuxnet? In simplest terms Stuxnet is a worm virus capable of secretly infecting a computer network and working it’s way in to the target.  During this process it does not cause any harm to the computers it uses to locate it’s target, nor does it make itself known in any way.  When it reaches the target computer it reprograms the target code in the software.  These code changes cause actual physical changes in the industrial environment which these worms were created to infiltrate, without notifying the operators of any abnormalities. Stuxnet was first discovered in July 2010 […]

    What is Stuxnet?

    Stuxnet, the worm virus launched by Israel in the 2010 attack on Iran’s uranium enrichment facility.  What is a worm?  What exactly is Stuxnet? In simplest terms Stuxnet is a worm virus capable of secretly infecting a computer network and working it’s way in to the target.  During this process it does not cause any harm to the computers it uses to locate it’s target, nor does it make itself known in any way.  When it reaches the target computer it reprograms the target code in the software.  These code changes cause actual physical changes in the industrial environment which these worms were created to infiltrate, without notifying the operators of any abnormalities. Stuxnet was first discovered in July 2010 […]

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