Monday, 27 September 2010

Iran says “foreign enemies” responsible for virus attack on nuclear site

According to technology experts a virus identified as Stuxnet has infected approximately 60 per cent of computers within Iran. The head of Iran's Bushehr nuclear pant has said that the Stuxnet virus did not affect Iran's nuclear plant or government systems.

“A team is inspecting several computers to remove the malware. Major systems of the plant have not been damaged,” said Head of Bushehr plant Mahmoud Jafari.

Iran's Telecommunication's Minister Reza Taqipour said the virus did not “penetrate or cause serious damage to government systems”. The Iranian authorities were able to identify some 30,000 internet providers infected by the Stuxnet virus and blamed the country's “foreign enemies,” for creating it.

“The Stuxnet spy worm has been created in line with the West's electric warfare against Iran,” said the Secretary of Information Technology Council Mahmoud Liayi.

Source: The Independent

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