Growing cybersecurity concerns
- Sara Hassan for america.aljazeera.com/ December 8th, 2014
- Source: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/articles/2014/12/8/growing-cybersecurityconcerns.html
With technology advancing faster than ever before, cybersecurity has become a major concern. Hackers aren’t the only ones, though, who are wreaking havoc online. Governments have also used cyberattacks as weapons against each other.
Stuxnet was a “worm” created in 2007, allegedly by the U.S. and Israel, that attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities. Neither government has claimed responsibility, but Stuxnet is now widely accepted as the first known cyberweapon to cause major physical damage to its intended target. The only problem was that the worm escaped Iranian facilities and spread among the general public.