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Title: Cyber-jamming of Iran's uranium enrichment program
Post by: Quasar on March 06, 2012, 04:42:05 PM
Cyber-jamming of Iran's uranium enrichment program  

 
How the world's first cyber super weapon 'designed by the CIA' attacked Iran - and now threatens the world

Experts believe it was designed by the CIA

'We have opened a new chapter in history' - expert

By Rob Waugh

Last updated at 9:02 AM on 7th December 2011


The CIA could have been behind a computer virus dubbed the world's first cyber 'super weapon' that attacked an Iranian nuclear plant, experts claim.


The launch of Stuxnet in 2010 marked the transformation of viruses into weapons of war.


Experts believe it was so sophisticated that it could have only been invented by designers with the backing of a nation state, with the spy arm of the U.S government being the main suspects.


It was purpose-built to attack Iran's Busehr nuclear plant, overriding and controlling circuits inside the plant to cause physical damage.


It was the first malware that could truly be described as a 'cyber-weapon'.

'With Stuxnet we have opened a new chapter in human history,' says Ralph Langner, the security expert who unravelled the attack. 'There is now no way we can stop or control the proliferation of cyber-weapons.'

From;  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2070690/How-worlds-cyber-super-weapon-attacked-Iran--threatens-world.html


Quasar