November 15, 2013
No Stuxnet On The ISS, But It Could Happen
False reports said this week that the International Space Station is infected with the Stuxnet Virus. The virus was created by American and Israeli programmers to attack Iranian nuclear reactors to sabotage the country’s uranium program. This Trojan horse virus is manually uploaded via USB drives and spreads through Microsoft Windows networks. The release of it on Iran was sort of a start a “cyber war” between nations. But one expert warned that, while Stuxnet-free at the moment, the ISS isn’t fully immune to the deadly computer virus. Believe or not astronauts do sometimes bring their own USB’s which can carry cyber disease aboard the ISS.
[ Read the Article: The ISS Not Infected With The Stuxnet Virus ]