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04/16/11

Iran Says U.S., Israel Behind Computer Virus

Source: RFE/RL

Iran has accused the United States and Israel of creating a computer virus, malware known as Stuxnet, in order to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.


A view of an Iranian heavy-water installation in Arak in January

State news agency IRNA quoted the commander of the Iranian civil-defense organization, Gholam Reza Jalali, as saying that "investigations and studies show that the source of Stuxnet originates from America and the Zionist regime."

Stuxnet was publically identified in June 2010 and reportedly wreaked havoc on computerized industrial equipment in Iran in the following months.

compiled from agency reports


Copyright (c) 2011 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org

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