Sunday, March 06, 2011

Warfare: CyberWar: 'Vanity Fair' mag runs piece on the Stuxnet Worm, and the change in worldwar


A Declaration of Cyber-War

Last summer, the world’s top software-security experts were panicked by the discovery of a drone-like computer virus, radically different from and far more sophisticated than any they’d seen. The race was on to figure out its payload, its purpose, and who was behind it. As the world now knows, the Stuxnet worm appears to have attacked Iran’s nuclear program. And, as Michael Joseph Gross reports, while its source remains something of a mystery, Stuxnet is the new face of 21st-century warfare: invisible, anonymous, and devastating.

April 2011

-- Vanity Fair (forthcoming April) article intro posted by Politicarp 

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