The US isn’t innocent of cyber attacks. Take the case of Stuxnet, which was discovered in 2010. The malicious software was a Microsoft Windows worm that was specifically designed to infect Siemens industrial controllers – the first ever malware designed to do so. And what did the program target? Iran. More specifically, uranium enrichment facilities in Iran. The worm – which has all but officially been confirmed was created by the United States and Israel – disrupted the operations of Siemens centrifuges in nuclear power plants, making them spin at uneven speeds and hide that from their operators. The scary thing is that this is just the one we know about – there could be dozens of worms like it out there.
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