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Stuxnet proves critical infrastructure must be resilient
Monday - 1/24/2011, 3:39pm EST
Government Computer News reports that the Stuxnet worm proved that the critical infrastructure is now at risk.
The worm is widely believed to have been intended to disrupt Iran's uranium enrichment program and also produced 60,000 other infections around the world.
But there is some good news -- Stuxnet proved that in order to infiltrate critical infrastructures it takes time and expensive and regulated hardware.
Nobody pretends to know what Stuxnet cost to develop, but it was not a trivial exercise, and the attackers will have to consider the return on investment before unleashing it.
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