What Stuxnet means


The last bit of evidence is now in - it appears that the mysterious Stuxnet worm was indeed aimed at Iran's nuclear capability. This means that we now know for sure that Stuxnet was an event of great significance - the first example of a type of sophisticated interstate warfare that we can expect to see a lot more of in future. It neatly ties together a number of trends that we've been talking about to clients at Nullcube for years:

There's a lot about this incident that we will most likely never know. We're unlikely to find out who's behind Stuxnet (although Israel and the US seem to be the only real possibilities). We're unlikely to find out if Stuxnet ever repayed the immense technological capital its creators invested. But we do know that it's a sign of things to come.