Cyberwars go industrial?

kristy Trendspotting

Concerns about cyber-security and the growing threats are not new. Stuxnet, a piece of malware which appeared to target Iranian nuclear facilities, was. Are we witnessing the beginning of a new phase in cyber threats?

What’s changing?
The Stuxnet virus was, according to experts, highly sophisticated, requiring a significant range of knowledge and expertise in critical areas as well as significant resources to develop and implement it. The analysis has also suggested that it deliberately targeted the Iranian nuclear plant. According to the EU, it represents a paradigm shift.

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