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Topic Title: Stuxnet, cyber terrorism or cyber warfare?
Topic Summary: Stuxnet, cyber terrorism or cyber warfare?
Created On: 18 October 2013 12:33 PM
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 18 October 2013 12:33 PM
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jamesrhead

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In the article the author writes "This has been the culprit in three high-profile instances of cyber terrorism - in Estonia, in Iran (on a nuclear facility) and in Saudi Arabia (on oil infrastructure)." however published reports elsewhere point the finger at the Isreali and US Governments for the creation of the Stuxnet worm and its application to the Iranian nuclear facility. Is it therefore accurate to describe this has three instances of cyber terrorism? It would appear to be one instance of cyber warfare and two instances of cyber terrorism unless we are going to start saying the US and Isreali Governments are conducting state sponsored terrorism?

I have no strong political opinions either way, just raising a point about the way the article was written.
 22 October 2013 09:28 AM
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WoodL

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See this earlier article by Dr Richard Piggin for more information on industrial control systems and their security. It also discusses Stuxnet.

Cyber terrorism: The reality
 22 October 2013 09:30 AM
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rossall

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Since new contributors are not able to post links, the previous article mentioned by WoodL is this:

Cyber terrorism: The reality

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David Rossall
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
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