Iran's nuclear program has suffered a recent setback, with major technical problems forcing the temporary shutdown of thousands of centrifuges enriching uranium, diplomats told The Associated Press on Monday.De worm is speciaal ontwikkeld onderdelen van Siemens uit te schakelen. De softwarespecialist van Siemens verwoordt her als volgt:
The diplomats said they had no specifics on the nature of the problem that in recent months led Iranian experts to briefly power down the machines they use for enrichment — a nuclear technology that has both civilian and military uses.
Technical analysis shows that Stuxnet contains two different digital warheads that are obviously unrelated. The warheads are considerably different in structure and run on different platforms. Warhead one runs on Siemens S7-315 controllers and is fairly simple in structure. Warhead two runs on S7-417 controllers and is much more complex in structure. Technical analysis shows that both warheads are developed using different tools, perhaps by different teams.Zoals ik al zei een zeer technisch verhaal. Gelukkig komt Langner met een versie die zelfs ik kan begrijpen:
Stuxnet is like the arrival of an F-35 fighter jet on a World War I battlefield. The technology is that much superior to anything ever seen before, and to what was assumed possible. An aspect that should be kept in mind is that there is no precedence for this type of attack.Dat is duidelijk taal.