New Malware: Duqu
A newly discovered piece of malware, Duqu, seems to be a precursor to the next Stuxnet-like worm and uses some of the same techniques as the original.
EDITED TO ADD (11/14): A contrarian view.
Posted on October 19, 2011 at 11:05 AM
Gas pipelines have already been done (http://fcw.com/articles/2004/04/26/tech-sabotage-during-the-cold-war.aspx?sc_lang=en)
The difference is that it took the Soviets stealing secrets on one side and a CIA operation on the other.
The problem now is that every pipeline, water supply, factory, air traffic control, traffic signal etc in the world is vulnerable to some kid in a basement anywhere in the world!
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