Stuxnet worm has taken the computer security world by storm, inspiring
talk of a top secret, government-sponsored cyberwar, and of a software
program laden with obscure biblical references that call to mind not
computer code, but "The Da Vinci Code."
Stuxnet, which first made headlines in July, (CNET FAQ here)
is believed to be the first known malware that targets the controls at
industrial facilities such as power plants. At the time of its
discovery, the assumption was that espionage lay behind the effort, but
subsequent analysis by Symantec uncovered the ability of the malware to
control plant operations outright, as CNET first reported back in mid-August.