So there has been an increasing amount of attention at a newly discovered, seemingly targeted computer virus called Stuxnet that apparently damaged or destroyed Iran's new nuclear facility. While hacking and electronic espionage are nothing new, Stuxnet is the first publicly known targeted virus (It infects lots of machines, but it was designed to only damage certain ones.)
The speculation is that Israel launched this weapon(?) in an attempt to delay or destroy Iran's nuclear weapon program.
The worry is that this is just the opening salvo, and that other actors will now be emboldened to a launch their own attacks, and that they may even be able to modify Stuxnet to help them.
You can read more here.
Is this a big deal, is it the start of something new?