Israeli Role In Stuxnet Reportedly Stalling Leaks Inquiry

03/11/2015 - 20:00

Washington — Israel’s role in the cyber-sabotage of Iran’s nuclear weapons development could hinder a leaks prosecution.

New Industrial Virus Uses Code From Iran-Targeted Stuxnet

10/24/2011 - 20:00


(JTA) -- A computer virus similar to the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran's nuclear program has been identified.

Duqu, with a malicious code similar to Stuxnet, was discovered on computer systems in Europe, the computer security firm Symantec said in a report issued Tuesday.

"Parts of Duqu are nearly identical to Stuxnet, but with a completely different purpose," Symantec said in its report. "Duqu is essentially the precursor to a future Stuxnet-like attack."

Second Computer Virus Infiltrates Iran’s Computer Systems

04/25/2011 - 20:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Iran has discovered a second computer virus designed to damage government computer systems.

The discovery of the virus, called Stars, was announced Monday by a senior Iranian official, Gholam-Reza Jalali, head of an Iranian cyberdefense agency, according to reports.

Jalali said in a statement that the damage from the virus, which looks like a regular government computer file, has been minimal and that Iranian scientists are currently studying the virus.

With Stuxnet Delaying Iran’s Bomb, Is the Urgency Gone?

01/18/2011 - 19:00

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- In the wake of revelations that a computer virus may have set back Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the Western groups and analysts that track the Islamic Republic are saying “More of the same, please.”

The benefits of a nonviolent program that inhibits Iranian hegemony by keeping the country's nuclear weapons program at bay are obvious: Better to stop Iran with cyber warfare -- in this case, the Stuxnet computer virus, which reportedly caused Iran’s nuclear centrifuges to spin out of control -- than actual warfare.

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