Don’t Worry About The “Surprisingly Common” Computer Viruses Infecting Our Critical Infrastructure

“Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer for Finland-based F-Secure, said that infections of critical infrastructure were surprisingly common, but that they were generally not dangerous unless the plant had been targeted specifically…. As an example, Hypponen said he had recently spoken to a European aircraft maker that said it cleans the cockpits of its planes every week of malware designed for Android phones. The malware spread to the planes only because factory employees were charging their phones with the USB port in the cockpit.”
— Everything is fine. Don’t give another thought to the airplanes and, uh, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS that are infected with computer viruses.”