Speaking at the S4ICS conference in Miami, FL on Wednesday, Ralph Langner described Stuxnet as a long-term Man-in-the-Middle attack rather than a short-term virus attack.
Stuxnet is a two-step malware product that first infects Windows systems, then attacks Siemens System 7 PLC units, such as those being used in Iran for nuclear research. Langner, a security researcher who knows more about Stuxnet code than practically anyone else, was quoted as saying, "we are 100 percent confident that Stuxnet's target was the Natanz enrichment plant in Iran."Read More
On Thursday, the Christian Science Monitor piqued curiosity with an exclusive story stating that the Iranian government had intercepted signals from an American bat-wing RQ-170 Sentinel, landing it safely in Iran. One day later, the a senior Iranian military official said his government would continue to bring down other drones caught within their airspace. However, questions remain whether that is technically possible -- or just political posturing by the Iranian government.Read More