Countdown to Zero Day - Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon

Kim Zetter

Key Facts and Insights

  1. Stuxnet is a sophisticated piece of malware that was used in a cyber-attack against Iran's nuclear program. It was designed to sabotage the country's uranium enrichment facilities by causing their centrifuges to spin out of control.
  2. The Stuxnet operation was a joint effort by the United States and Israel. This cyber-attack was unprecedented in its complexity and effectiveness, making it the world's first digital weapon.
  3. The Stuxnet worm was not intended to spread widely. It was carefully designed to target specific systems and to stay undetected.
  4. The development and deployment of Stuxnet marked a new...

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Stefan Wiest
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Stefan Wiest

Interim CTO / Software Architect / Fullstack Dev