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“a working and fearsome prototype of a cyber-weapon that will lead to the creation of a new arms race in the world.” – statement from Russian digital security company Kaspersky Labs
The most explosive shot yet has been fired in what has been termed as “Cyber-warfare” The creation of malware thats not been designed to target your personal information, or other similar digital hijinx. No, this one is targeted specifically for critical industrial infrastructure. And right now it seems like Iran was the target. Oh dear, won’t the conspiracy theorists just LOVE this one. The public relations surrounding the effect its had has pretty much stated that damage was minimal. And yet its infection into the systems went for months almost unchecked. I think, and this is just my personal speculation, if something with a four pronged attack and two stolen digital signatures that got pretty much left unchecked for months with a complexity never before seen in malware. Of course, you would minimize the damage in the same way a country minimizes an actual bombing of its infrastructure during times of war. I bet they shit their pants when they finally figured out what hit them, lolz. Director of Information Technology Council at the Iranian Ministry of Industries and Mines, Mahmud Liaii has said that: “An electronic war has been launched against Iran… This computer worm is designed to transfer data about production lines from our industrial plants to locations outside Iran.” ….So yeah I guess that’s one way to go about debilitating Iran’s “nuke plant” program. But noone is claiming responsibility for the attack. And according to wikipedia, the code hasn’t been fully decrypted yet. So maybe this does illustrate a darker threat that now lives among us, described by Ralph Langner, a German cyber-security researcher, told to the Christian Science Monitor in an interview, “What Stuxnet represents is a future in which people with the funds will be able to buy an attack like this on the black market. This is now a valid concern.”
Now please don’t anyone tell tom cruise about this shit or half of the internet will blow the fuck up tomorrow. And I can already hear hollywood on the line trying to line up some cyber-missiles for torrent sites. The gun has been fired in tronz warfare. And we all know how well that shit went last time. This just upped the ante for civil war among collected groups of people on the internet who collect together for some inane crap that doesn’t even matter. religion, opinion, locality, blah blah. Now think how many times we have seen the collective effect of mob mentality violence played out on the interntronz that spills over into real life. Yeah, well lets give the exclusive assholes a gun. And has cyber-warfare even been discussed at the UN? well it seems that on june 3 2010, funny enough right around the time it was discovered the “CYBER COMMAND CHIEF”, no I didn’t make that shit up and this ins’t a bad hacker movie, warned us of ‘Remote Sabotage’. General Keith Alexander, head of the newly created US Cyber Command, also said developing a real-time picture of threats to US military networks and the rules to fight back would be among the priorities in his position. And also it seems the U.S. and Russia have had some talks on limiting the military use of cyberspace. There have been calls from russia and the UN for a ‘cyberwarfare arms limitation treaty’. But just like traditional modern warfare, the details are scant and not very trustable. But hey, at least with some some simple interent searches….we can feel calm that our military has set up a cyber command. And shit…they got Captain Kirk, Chuck Norris, Hulkafuckingmania, 50 dudes who have never left a computer lab and they raining cyber missles on your plant, bitch. So snug up safe my friends, american kickass is still alive and well in future warfares that take place on battefields the vast majority of the common populace don’t even know exist. Did you know in the hour that it took to write this, the pentagon just endured another 250,000 attacks or “probes from unauthorized users”, and average 6 million a day. Source: super sweet badass top US Cyber-Warrior, thats right…Our one and only Cyber Command Chief. director of the NSA, and prolly warding off attackers and shit like spaced invaders on god mode…General Keith “I must be great or they would shut down yo powah gridz” Alexander.
Me? I’m just gonna watch and hope for a super sweet gif of a flag that says “Don’t Malware On Me, Bro”
So in short…
Sources: http://www.physorg.com/news194801535.html http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0921/Stuxnet-malware-is-weapon-out-to-destroy-Iran-s-Bushehr-nuclear-plant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet http://ebiquity.umbc.edu/blogger/2010/09/23/is-stuxnet-a-cyber-weapon-aimed-at-an-iranian-nuclear-site/
Buzludzha is a historical peak in the Central Stara Planina, Bulgaria and is 1441 metres high. In 1868 it was the place of the final battle between Bulgarian rebels led by Hadji Dimitar and Stefan Karadzha and the Turks. In 1891 the socialists led byDimitar Blagoev assembled secretly in the area to form an organised socialist movement. In honour of this act was built the Buzludzha Monument, one of the symbols of the socialism in Bulgaria.
Its now abandoned. lolz
The Three Legends of the Brown Mountain Lights….
The Faithful Slave of Brown Mountain
Many many years ago a rich man came to the mountains to hunt. He had a slave who was very old but who was his friend. The rich hunter got lost. His slave came to look for him. He carried a light, and that is the light of the Brown Mountain. You can still see his light high in the mountain, looking for his master.
The Woman Gone
There was once a man who was very mean to his wife. He had a bad, bad temper. One day people noticed that the woman was gone. They thought maybe he became angry and killed her. They searched and searched at night, and they saw a light glowing, glowing in the dark. They followed the light for many years. Finally they found a skeleton near the rocks. It was the woman. They say you can still see her spirit of light wandering in the mountains trying to find her skeleton.
They say there was a battle between the Cherokee and the Catawba near Brown Mountain. Many natives died, and the Cherokee believe the lights are spirits of wives looking for their warrior husbands.
The early settlers said that the spirits of the dead warriors walked the mountains, carrying lights. You can still see them today.
My Favorite Version : Brown Mountain Lights – Acoustic Syndicate
Links : www.brownmountainlights.com