Iran identifies sources of Stuxnet virus in its computers
Source: Radio Zamaneh
Ministry of Communications announced that they have identified the source of
Stuxnet infection in Iran.
Reza Taghipour, the Minister of Communications said in Iranian public television
that a number of sources are "foreign experts" that frequented industrial
centres and a number of other individuals who "inadvertently" introduced the
virus into the country through flash memory sticks.
Last July Iranian authorities announced that Iran's industrial computers were
infected with the Stuxnet virus which can possibly transfer classified
information out of the country.
Some analysts said that the virus was aimed at disrupting Iran's nuclear
Following these reports, Iran's Atomic Agency announced that the launch of the
new nuclear power plant in Bushehr has been delayed but denied that the delay
was related to the Stuxnet virus.
Two weeks ago, Iran's Minister of Intelligence announced that they have arrested
a number of "nuclear spies" and added that the Stuxnet virus has been subdued by
his department and failed to incur any damages.
The Minister of Communications confirmed this statement today saying that
"almost all areas of infection have been identified and dealt with."
He added that groups were established in coordination with the Ministry of
Intelligence to "subdue" the Stuxnet virus.
Last week Microsoft published a security package to fix PC vulnerability to the
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