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Stuxnet ushers in new era of “physically destructive” cyberwarfare

Posted on 05 March 2012 by Michael

Used to be that computer viruses were incapable of imposing physical damage to it’s victims.

Not anymore.

With the advent of Stuxnet, a highly sophisticated worm written to systematically bring down a nuclear reactor in Iran, cyberwarfare is now just as dangerous as guns and bullets.

60 Minutes recently aired a piece discussing the potential dangers of cyberwarfare to our own infrastructure.

Pandora has been let out of the box and there’s no putting it back.

Watch the 60 Minutes clip here.

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