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Why we won't soon see another Stuxnet attack

MSNBC.com, By, Jesse Emspak

July marks one year since the world learned of Stuxnet, the mysterious computer worm that launched the first successful cyberattack on infrastructure facilities.

Stuxnet, which crippled an Iranian nuclear-fuel processing plant, served notice that state-sponsored hackers are out there — and that everything from power grids to water supplies could be the next target.

But is that likely? Maybe not. For a number of reasons, security experts think it might be a long time before we ever see anything like Stuxnet again.

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