#1 By: Xeni Jardin, July 15th, 2013 11:56
Security researcher Bruce Schneier, in his Crypto-Gram newsletter: Today, the United States is conducting offensive cyberwar actions around the world. More than passively eavesdropping, we're penetrating and damaging foreign networks for both espionage and to ready them for attack. We're creating custom-designed Internet weapons, pretargeted and ready to be "fired" against some piece of another… READ THE REST
#2 By: Gorgonaut , July 15th, 2013 12:48
This is terrible news, and it's sure as shit going to come back and bite them in the ass.
On a different note, Is it just me, or are BB's posts receiving a lot fewer comments
since the switch to Discourse? I mean, a post like this, and no comments?
I miss the often profound insights of my fellow boingboing readers.
#3 By: Nathan Welch, July 15th, 2013 13:34
Stuxnet is a computer worm discovered in June 2010 that is believed to have been created by United States and Israel agencies to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Stuxnet initially spreads via Microsoft Windows, and targets Siemens industrial control systems. While it is not the first time that hackers have targeted industrial systems, it is the first discovered malware that spies on and subverts industrial systems, and the first to include a programmable logic controller (PLC) rootkit.[ The worm...
Hopefully they can crack the big iron and get our enemies garbage files.
#4 By: John Ridley, July 19th, 2013 08:18
But it's OK if WE do it. Because, you know, we're the good guys.
#5 By: Xeni Jardin, July 20th, 2013 11:56
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