Remember this word: Stuxnet
(read more about Stuxnet on p. 145-46 of this article)
It is now our turn to have the cyber weapons of war used against us and the Russians are making sure they have the upper hand when the time comes. Stay tuned …
A destructive “Trojan Horse” malware program has penetrated the software that runs much of the nation’s critical infrastructure and is poised to cause an economic catastrophe, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
National Security sources told ABC News there is evidence that the malware was inserted by hackers believed to be sponsored by the Russian government, and is a very serious threat.
The hacked software is used to control complex industrial operations like oil and gas pipelines, power transmission grids, water distribution and filtration systems, wind turbines and even some nuclear plants. Shutting down or damaging any of these vital public utilities could severely impact hundreds of thousands of Americans.
via ‘Trojan Horse’ Bug Lurking in Vital US Computers Since 2011 – ABC News.
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