Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Stuxnet Worm Still Out of Control at Iran's Nuclear Sites, Experts Say

Iran's nuclear program is still in chaos despite its leaders' adamant claim that they have contained the computer worm that attacked their facilities, cybersecurity experts in the United States and Europe say.

The American and European experts say their security websites, which deal with the computer worm known as Stuxnet, continue to be swamped with traffic from Tehran and other places in the Islamic Republic, an indication that the worm continues to infect the computers at Iran's two nuclear sites.

full @ http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/09/despite-iranian-claims-stuxnet-worm-causing-nuclear-havoc/
excerpts of particular interest:

"The Iranians don't have the depth of knowledge to handle the worm or understand its complexity," [Ralph Langner, the German expert who was among the first to study Stuxnet] said, raising the possibility that they may never succeed in eliminating it.


And Iran's anti-worm effort may have had another setback. In Tehran, men on motorcycles attacked two leading nuclear scientists on their way to work. Using magnetic bombs, the motorcyclists pulled alongside their cars and attached the devices


One scientist was wounded and the other killed. Confirmed reports say that the murdered scientist was in charge of dealing with the Stuxnet virus at the nuclear plants.



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