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Stuxnet - Latest developments for this major event during 2010

The Stuxnet worm was one of the most sophisticated attacks during 2010. Below are informative links highlighting the most recent analysis:

A Four-Day Dive Into Stuxnet’s Heart
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/a-four-day-dive-into-stuxnets-heart/

Report Strengthens Suspicions That Stuxnet Sabotaged Iran’s Nuclear Plant
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/isis-report-on-stuxnet/

QUOTE: The sophisticated worm, which many computer experts believe was created as a specific attempt to sabotage Iran’s nuclear power plant centrifuges, has written a new chapter in the history of computer security. Written to affect the very Siemens components used at Iran’s facilities, some analysts have even speculated it may have been the work of a state, rather than of traditional underground virus writers.