Cyber attacks becoming more common in modern warfare
With technology advancing faster than ever before, cybersecurity has become a major concern. Hackers aren’t the only ones, though, who are wreaking havoc online. Governments have also used cyber attacks as weapons of war against each other.
Stuxnet was a ‘worm’ created in 2007, allegedly by the US and Israel, that attacked Iran’s nuclear facilities. Neither government has claimed responsibility, but Stuxnet is now widely accepted as the first known cyber-weapon to cause major physical damage to its intended target. The only problem was that the worm was leaked and also became public.