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Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon

eBook - 2014
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Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran's nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare--one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery--apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them. Then, five months later, a seemingly unrelated event occurred: A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot some computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly. At first, the firm's programmers believed the malicious code on the machines was a simple, routine piece of malware. But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they...
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9780770436186
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Feb 25, 2019

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Jul 10, 2018

Agree with SG. Well written, with just enough technical info to be able to understand the depths of complexity stuxnet exhibited without getting lost in the details. I liked the foot notes. Good read. I wonder how advanced current cyber warfare is today...

Aug 03, 2015

Ms. Zetter has done an absolutely thorough job [and in a fairly neutral tone] presenting some really crufty bagbiters [elegant cleverness in coding] without getting too technical for the lay reader! Read this and draw your on conclusions, and it is quite up-to-date, even though the publication date is 2014! [Highly impressed with this Wired magazine journalist's deeply researched companies involved in techint.]


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