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STUXNET and the Rise of the Digital Weapon

STUXNET and the Rise of the Digital Weapon

This is the story of STUXNET, one of the world’s first digital weapons. They also gave the mysterious worm a name, derived from one of its system files: STUXNET. This solution finally came in 2015 with the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. Within three minutes, the code had reduced the giant machine to a smoking ruin, vividly demonstrating the potential of such a digital attack on physical infrastructure. But perhaps the oldest digital attack in history reportedly took place in 1982.

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