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The infamous Stuxnet malware thought to have been developed by the US and Israel to disrupt Iran’s nuclear facilities, also managed to cause chaos at a Russian nuclear plant, according to Eugene Kaspersky. The Kaspersky Lab founder claimed that a “friend” of his, working at the unnamed power plant, sent him a message that its …

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  1. Christian Berger

    So please...

    ...don't build SCADA systems on platforms you don't understand. Please get one of the 20 Windows experts out there if you want to run it on Windows, otherwise get something you can scale down to the minimal amount of code you need.

    Stuxnet wasn't a game changer. If it was we'd learn from it and stop building systems so complex we don't understand. Instead people are happily using OPC and even think about "SCADA in the Cloud". Feel free to guess what cloud that is. Hint: It's named after a colour and starts with A. (I'm not making this up, google yourself)

    1. Mtech25
      Mushroom

      Re: So please...

      Scada in the cloud .... I Knew it Marketing love of putting everything in the cloud so they can make a quick sale and sound cutting edge at the same time has doomed us.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      What comes around goes around.

  2. BongoJoe
    Holmes

    methinks

    that after the latest PR debacle with Kaspersky borking Windows machines, they've come up with this one to spin some positives.

    </mode cynic=off>

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oops

    If there is any truth to this then it emphasises the point that 'cyber weapons' need to be a lot smarter and more focused than the likes of stuxnet if governments are going to deploy them against states they are not even at war with.

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