We all have been affected by hack attacks one way or the another during our experience in the digital world. Whether it is in the form of slow internet or an unfortunate case of direct data/identity theft; we all know the frustration, helplessness and fear one goes through after such an attack.
Below is the list of some of the wackiest and horrific hack attacks the cyber world has seen till date! Buckle up, because this might bring back a bad memory or two!
1) Stuxnet (2010)
The Stuxnet worm is claimed to be world’s first digital weapon. The difference being that rather than simply hijacking targeted computers and snooping around in them, its purpose was to physically destroy the equipment controlled by the computers. The worm was directed at Iran’s uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, which caused the fast-spinning centrifuges to rotate uncontrollably and tear themselves apart. This weapon wrecked intense destruction, so much so that it ruined almost one-fifth of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges.
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