Second confirmed case of a cyberattack causing physical damage.

/Second confirmed case of a cyberattack causing physical damage.

This one to a German steel mill. Scary stuff.

Also: I think this is the first article I’ve seen that straight-up finger points at the US and Israel for Stuxnet. Admittedly I haven’t been paying too much attention, but last time I looked, everyone was kinda nudge-nudge-wink-wink dancing around the attribution for that one.

One of the things I find kinda fascinating about Stuxnet is the, well, lack of accountability over it. Basically, the US/Israel developed a weapon and aimed it at Iran. Except the trajectory went haywire, and the damage and the fallout from the project affected scores of sites across the world, with remediation costs tallying in the billions.1

Funnily enough, nothing ever seemed to come of it. The US government fucked up, big time, it cost the private sector (and foreign governments) billions, and… nothing. Not a word. It barely even makes the news.

Go figure, I guess.

  1. We’re talking big utility infrastructure here, like gas lines and power stations, with the potential to kill, injure, and/or inconvenience millions if they were damaged. A lot of places ripped out their whole computer network and replaced it from the ground up. This shit got taken seriously. ^
2016-05-14T10:10:38+00:0028th February, 2015|Tags: infosec|