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Posted Fri Nov 19 2010: from Christian Science Monitor, via Yahoo:
Son of Stuxnet? Variants of the cyberweapon likely, senators told
Stuxnet, the first known weaponized software designed to destroy a specific industrial process, could soon be modified to target an array of industrial systems in the US and abroad, cyber experts told US senators Wednesday. The Stuxnet malware, discovered this summer, was apparently designed to strike one target - Iran's nuclear-fuel centrifuge facilities, researchers now say. But Stuxnet's "digital warhead," they caution, could be copied and altered by others to wreak havoc on a much grander scale. Variants of Stuxnet could target a host of critical infrastructure, from the power grid and water supplies to transportation systems, four cybersecurity experts told the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.... "from automobile assembly lines to mixing baby formula to processing chemicals," said Mr. McGurk.... "... Stuxnet is an important harbinger of things that may come if we do not use this opportunity to learn about this threat and apply it."
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