In Pictures: The 10 worst tech screwups of 2012 (s...
7. Cold war code wars
Turns out we're cyber war badasses after all. Under a program initiated under President Bush and continued under President Obama, the United States did in fact inject the Stuxnet worm -- codeveloped by the NSA and the Israeli secret service -- into an Iranian uranium processing plant, screwing up the centrifuges and spoiling the batch. Unfortunately Stuxnet didn't stay there, spreading to other computer systems. Now a Stuxnet cousin known as Flame is burning its way across networks in the Middle East, with no telling where or when it'll stop.
In Pictures: The 10 worst tech screwups of 2012 (so far)