Stuxnet was a cybersecurity wake-up call

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 4:15pm EST

Security firm Symantec tells the Senate Congressional Committee that Stuxnet was a wake-up call for cybersecurity experts.

The malware was known for its complexity. Stuxnet is still a bit of a mystery with speculation that an Iranian uranium enrichment facility was a target.

CNET reports that the worm was the first known threat to spy on and reprogram industrial control systems and grant hackers control of critical infrastructure.

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