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To Kill a Centrifuge (2013) [pdf] (langner.com)
80 points by jesperht 10 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

As you might have guessed from the title, this is about Stuxnet, the advanced worm/cyberweapon which successfully targeted and damaged centrifuges at the Iranian nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz in 2010. It is believed to have been jointly developed by the US and Israel.

This PDF is "A Technical Analysis of What Stuxnet’s Creators Tried to Achieve". 37 pages. 2013.

Related HN discussion about Stuxnet from earlier this week: "The Stuxnet worm may be the most sophisticated software ever written" - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17099969

This is a great companion to the documentary "Zero Days", which gives a lot of political context to stuxnet, and has a good discussion at the end about the ethics of using offensive cyber weapons.


(Circa 2013)

They admit that Stuxnet was a US cyberwar program under Obama.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Mw1VT3AxHo (starts at 06:45).

Was that in doubt?

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