Stuxnet is rumoured to be the first virus code of the type of a cyber weapon. There are so many rumours about this virus and what its targets are. Keeping those rumours aside, some of the key points to consider are:
- The source code of the Stuxnet is openly available
- The engineering of this virus is complex as well as brilliant
- Next generation Stuxnet clones are on its way, which is not only targeting SCADA systems
- Now Stuxnet framework is an Open Source cyber weapon
Below are a list of Stuxnet videos I consider worth watching
Stuxnet (HUNGRY BEAST)
Pandora’s box has been opened; on the new battlefield the aggressors are anonymous, the shots are fired without starting wars and the foot soldiers can pull their triggers without leaving their desks.
Ralph Langner: Cracking Stuxnet, a 21st-century cyber weapon
Stuxnet: How It Infects PLCs
This video demonstrates how W32.Stuxnet can compromise a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), resulting in unintended consequences for the machines connected to it. From the Symantec Security Response blog.
Stuxnet – Cyber Warfare
F-Secure Wrap-up on Case Stuxnet
Stuxnet means cyber sabotage is here. Mikko Hypp