Stuxnet is a malicious software that was detected in 2010 and the surpising about this malware was that it was coded in such a way that it would erase itself in 2012. It is believed that it an American-Israeli cyberweapon.
Stuxnet was coded in such way that it targets the PLC or Programmable Logic Circuit.PLC are hardware part that is considered most important in the industries that makes the automation of the various process possible.
Stuxnet is a combination of two malwares.First part is worm that helps the stuxnet to spread freely in a network and second is the rootkit that gave stuxnet the ability of camoflauging its activity.
It was identified in an Iranian nuclear power plant. It was introduced using an usb flash driver.It has ability of controlling the centrifuge of nuclear power plant through the PLCs.The centrifuge is used as a cooling system in a nuclear power plant.
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