Voi sapreste far esplodere una centrifuga iraniana per l'arricchimento dell'uranio?
Ho guardato il documentario Zero Days* pochi giorni fa mentre rientravo dalla Tanzania e mi son chiesto quanto dev'essere difficile scrivere un virus come Stuxnet*. Mi chiedevo se qualcuno avesse dato un'occhiata al codice e cosa ne pensasse.
*Stuxnet is the name that the security community assigned to a malicious worm that turned up on computers all over the world in 2010. Though first identified in Belarus, its appearance there and elsewhere appears to have been accidental, as Stuxnet was clearly designed to target a particular brand of software (Siemens) controlling a particular type of computer (a programmable logic controller, or PLC), with the specific intent of sabotaging Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. Stuxnet’s sophistication pointed to a nation-state as the likely culprit, and it’s now widely believed that the U.S. and Israel jointly developed the project, though neither country has ever admitted involvement.