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Linux Viruses and Such
“Viruses are canaries” example:
Jan 25, 2003, 9:00 a.m., Saturday: Davis-Besse nuclear power plant, near Toledo, Ohio:
SQL Slammer worm for Windows enters and overwhelms the SCADA network. Davis-Besse's safety-monitoring system was down for five hours.
North American Electric Reliability Council reported that two other electric plants' (one hopes, non-nuclear) SCADA networks were also affected.
Hooray for the virus! (relatively speaking)