Breakthrough in Stuxnet worm dilemma

The Stuxnet worm that infiltrated the Iranian nuclear test facility last month has puzzled cybersecurity experts for months. Now there may be a breakthrough.

Dutch experts discovered the worm requires the industrial control system from at least one of two specific vendors — one stationed in Finland the other in Tehran, Iran.

Symantec reports the Dutch experts have found the purpose of the Stuxnet code: The worm is able to manipulate the industrial control system frequencies to hijack codes and modify their behavior.

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