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The computer systems that control vital industrial machinery in nuclear power plants, water treatment facilities and many other factories are vulnerable to deadly sabotage by hackers with even moderate skills, security researchers say.
Two security researchers, working at home in their spare time, have created a cyberweapon similar to the sophisticated Stuxnet computer worm that was discovered last year to have disrupted computer systems running Iran's nuclear program.
China is known as an aggressor in cyberspace, but hundreds of Beijing's own government networks are vulnerable to cyber-attack, says one security expert whose hobby is finding back doors into Chinese computer systems.
Dams, oil and gas pipelines, factories and other computer-controlled infrastructure are more vulnerable to cyber-attacks in China than in other countries, security specialists say.