Published on Nov 8, 2013
A speech by Eugene Kaspersky at the Press Club in Canberra, Australia. The borad talk was designed to bring non-tech journos up to speed on infosec issues.
In it, he said a engineer friend told him Stuxnet had ‘badly infected’ the internal network of a Russian nuclear plant after the sophisticated malware caused chaos in Iran’s nuclear facilities in Natanz.
The malware, widely considered to have been developed by the US Government as a means to disrupt Iran’s nuclear enrichment plans, had crossed a physically separated ‘air-gapped’ network in the Russian plant after it was carried across on a USB device.