Schneier on Security: Internet Worm Targets SCADA, “control production at industrial plants such as oil rigs, refineries, electronics production, and so on”

Stuxnet is a new Internet worm that specifically targets Siemens WinCC SCADA systems: used to control production at industrial plants such as oil rigs, refineries, electronics production, and so on. The worm seems to uploads plant info (schematics and production information) to an external website. Moreover, owners of these SCADA systems cannot change the default password because it would cause the software to break down.

Would be hilarious if it weren’t also, you know, terrifying.

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