This is a story that I missed when it was published last summer, but Wired has a great article about how the Stuxnet worm was discovered, analyzed, probable targets and probable authors. If you’ve been following the e-security world for the past couple of years, none of this will be new to you, but I still recommend reading it. It’s probably the biggest story I have seen since I started writing. If not the biggest, then definitely in the top 10.
Now, as a blogger here on MSDN, working for Microsoft, I generally have free reign about what I can write about. Stuxnet is one of those things that the legal department does not want me speculating on other than making a very narrow range of statements.
However, I can link to articles that others have written.
This is a pretty long article, over 24 pages if you copy/paste it into Word and adjust the font to Calibri, font size = 11. But, it is well worth reading.
How Digital Detectives Deciphered Stuxnet – the Most Menacing Malware in History.