The Real Skynet STUXNET Attacks The Space Station

downloadAlthough Skynet is fiction from the Terminator movies this sounds like we are not to far away from getting into serious trouble. Stuxnet has changed it’s own programming!

I have the utmost respect for worms, or PC viruses after reading Worm The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden which you can see our review on HERE and based around the Conficker worm. Now that worm is still out and no one knows who created it but this Stuxnet is a different beast because the so called good guys built it and now it seems to have evolved and started attacking areas it should not have.

The belief is that it was created by Israel and the US to attack Iran’s nuclear program which some say it succeeded at. However now it seems to be running wild.

The problem with creating Stuxnet, the world’s most sophisticated malware worm, is that it could eventually go rogue. Which is precisely what has happened. The US- and Israeli-built virus has spread to a Russian nuclear plant — and even the International Space Station.

Stuxnet is an incredibly powerful computer worm that was created by the United States and Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities. It initially spreads through Microsoft Windows and targets Siemens industrial control systems. It’s considered the first malware that both spies and subverts industrial systems. It’s even got a programmable logic controller rootkit for the automation of electromechanical processes.

Let that last point sink in for just a second. This thing, with a little bit of coaxing, can actually control the operation of machines and computers it infects.

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Got your attention yet? It really makes you think that this is starting to become a real threat to everything around us.

OK now watch this video and then start to think about what else it could do. Read the rest of the article HERE.

Source: I09
Reporter: Montoya

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