News Archive for ‘World News’
Are you a programmer and wondering what the most sophisticated thing that's ever been programmed? well you'd be surprised to find out it's actually a computer virus called Stuxnet. Developed in secret it is supposedly coded by government agencies that waged a cyber attack on Irans uranium supplies.
What does it do? Well it gets pretty interesting.
- It starts off simply on a usb stick, once inserted it instantly infects your computer using backdoors past your anti virus software and past any security you have
- It starts replicating little bits of code deep in your computer that most anti virus software had no idea about at the time
Now it gets really interesting.
- It replicates usb drives so that it can infect 3 other computers you're connected too via online or a network
- It keeps going infecting as it goes, over 100,000 computers were infected when it was found
- If you're not it's target, then it lays dormant until its infected other computers and erases itself later
But what does it do?
- Well it keeps going till it lands on computer software in Iran that controls centrifuges in Iran's nuclear facilities that purify Uranium.
- Once there, it records a video loop of security cameras on the centrifuge, it plays them back on a loop while it speeds up the centrifuges to break them and ruin the Uranium inside.
That's right. It was so complex it can make it from any computer in the world to the nuclear processing plants to ruin Uranium so that Iran couldn't make nukes.
Did it work? It did. It ruined almost 1/5th of Irans Uranium supply and broke over 1000 centrifuges before it was managed to be stopped. It was one of the most complex and specifically targeted virus's ever created. Using backdoors in firewalls that no one had discovered yet.
I suggest reading up more on it if interested. One of the most complex cyber attacks ever made in the world and still no one knows who did it, but it's believed that it was a joint operation between America and other countries to slow down Iran's growing Nuclear problem.
Recently 12 Thailand boys and there soccer coach were trapped in an underground cave, almost 3kms in. Once they got inside and made it that distance the water rose and trapped them in, they were unable to get out now. Rescue efforts have been on the way to get these kids out.
Luckily they've just managed to rescue a few kids by using sealed oxygenated capsules. An idea of Elon Musk.
So far 1 man has died by swimming the entire distance to get oxygen to these kids. He is very brave and made the entire thing possible by being the first to get these kids supplies risking his life to leave oxygen tanks along the way.
Pictures of water being drained out to make it easier to get to the kids. The vast amount of water has made it a slow process.