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Stuxnet explained: The first known cyberweapon

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What is Stuxnet?

Stuxnet is a powerful computer worm designed by U.S. and Israeli intelligence that to disable a key part of the Iranian nuclear program. Targeted at an air-gapped facility, it unexpectedly spread to outside computer systems, raising a number of questions about its design and purpose.

Stuxnet exploited multiple previously unknown Windows zero days. That description should probably make it clear that Stuxnet was a part of a high-level sabotage operation waged by nation-states against their adversaries.

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