10 Cyber Attacks That Wreaked Havoc

Most of the significant cyber attacks have occurred in just the past eight years. Here are the highlights of attacks that have disrupted business, nabbed IP, or forced plants to go haywire.

Perhaps the most startling attack in the digital wars came from the Stuxnet worm in October 2010. It reportedly came in on a Siemens memory stick and compromised Iranian PLCs, collecting information on industrial systems and causing Iran's fast-spinning nuclear centrifuges to tear themselves apart. During the attack, Iranian control engineers watched screens that showed no problem with the control system.

Click on the image below to read more about the Stuxnet worm and nine other cyber attacks in recent history.

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