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Issue No.04 - July-Aug. (2011 vol.9)
pp: 56-59
David P. Fidler , Indiana University
As software, we now understand Stuxnet. As a political event, we're still debating its significance. Although consensus doesn't exist, reactions to Stuxnet suggest that the worm's political repercussions may surpass its technical achievements—impact that might affect conditions influencing online privacy.
Aggression, armed attack, cybersecurity, cyberweapons, international law, intervention, Stuxnet, use of force, war
David P. Fidler, "Was Stuxnet an Act of War? Decoding a Cyberattack", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.9, no. 4, pp. 56-59, July-Aug. 2011, doi:10.1109/MSP.2011.96
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