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Iran identifies sources of Stuxnet virus in its computers

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Iranian 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 facilities.

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 Stuxnet virus.

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