Just when you thought you had your security covered…

There is a new and very scary threat to system security called Stuxnet.

While it is not new in the sense of being a computer virus, it is new in that it directly attacks a specific target’s infrastructure by overriding the control of devices, while reporting to the operators that everything is OK.

Fortunately you are not currently likely to be at risk of attack unless you have some critical infrastructure in your control but as the source code for this virus is freely available on the Internet to play with, who knows what people will use it for.

There is a huge resource of information about this security threat if you search the web but if you know something others would be interested, please leave a comment.

Comments are closed.