In Pictures: The most mortifying moments in IT security history

From Lockheed Martin and HBGary Federal to the US government and Cornell University, no one is immune to humiliating security glitches

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When the Stuxnet worm struck industrial control systems at an Iranian nuclear facility, “they succeeded in creating problems for a limited number of our centrifuges with the software they had installed,” acknowledged Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad about the cyber-attack. Who did it remains shadowy, although one Israeli General boasted about it at his retirement party.

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