As the worm turns ~ malevolent software hits Iran

In July 2010 a software worm, which is malevolent computer code, appeared on the radar screen of cyber security firms when it was found to be targeting computers running industrial control systems. News reports in the mainstream and computer trade press suggested that the Stuxnet worm was designed to sabotage the Russian-built commercial nuclear power station at Bushehr in Iran and some or all of Iran’s secret and not-so-secret uranium enrichment plants. Continue Reading →