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Friday, 04 March 2011 10:53

Israel and US behind Stuxnet

Written by Nick Farell
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German claims he is certain
A German computer insecurity expert claims he can prove that the United States and Israel's Mossad wrote the Stuxnet worm to knock off Iran's nuclear program. Ralph Langner told the TED conference in the Southern California city of Long Beach that while Mossad was behind planting the worm the leading source was the United States.

The malicious code was crafted to stealthily take control of valves and rotors at an Iranian nuclear plant, according to Langner. He said that it was engineered by people who obviously had inside information and probably knew the shoe size of the operator. To get that level of detail you have to have an extremely detailed spy operation which could only have been developed by Mossad.

A terrifying aspect of Stuxnet, according to Langner, is that it is a generic attack that would work well in factories, power plants, or other operations plentiful in the United States. He said that it was a cyber weapon of mass destruction," Langner said.


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-2 #1 deadspeedv 2011-03-04 12:48
To bad it only knocked out the Iran centrifuges for only like 3-6 hours before they fixed it. So much for this super weapon. Though the concept of a virus that actually attacks PLC and SCADA software is rather scary. It is the first of its kind.
 
 
-5 #2 DaRAGE 2011-03-04 13:02
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/11/26/secret-agent-crippled-irans-nuclear-ambitions/#ixzz16t1k2IXQ

that article from fox tells a different tale than a 3-6 hours downtime. More like it sent Iran back a year, and fudded up a fair amount of centrifuges.
 
 
+22 #3 123s 2011-03-04 13:22
because you can take fox news serious XD
 
 
+8 #4 DaRAGE 2011-03-04 13:25
Well most of the time I wouldn't, as Fox news is a propaganda farm, lol. But the writer of the article seemed very thorough, and down to earth, and quite simply explained in detail of what it did and how it did it. It was a very good article, and one hell of a malicious trojan/virus.
 
 
0 #5 123s 2011-03-04 13:31
But 1 year seems way to overexaggerated . Putting 1 false statement in a decent article works better then writing pure shit :D
 
 
+6 #6 DaRAGE 2011-03-04 13:37
Yes, That is the best form of propaganda ;-P But 3-6 hours seems like an underestimation . Especially since Iran executed someone they thought was a mole working for whoever put the virus in there. Got they're paranoia sky high. It's either executed or fired. Cant remember which but both are likely to occur. It is Iran we're talking about... (see that propaganda right there?)
 
 
-7 #7 123s 2011-03-04 14:11
Just the usual propaganda vs propaganda xd
My guess is that it was 1-3 months max.
 
 
+5 #8 Bl0bb3r 2011-03-04 16:58
Actually 123s, the worm is thought to have been in the centrifuge's systems and doing its job for a year. That's why it set Iran back a year... or two if we count the year it takes for Iran to restore all systems back to normal.
 
 
+8 #9 ViperSpec 2011-03-04 17:04
Quoting Bl0bb3r:
Actually 123s, the worm is thought to have been in the centrifuge's systems and doing its job for a year. That's why it set Iran back a year... or two if we count the year it takes for Iran to restore all systems back to normal.

Not to mention the time it takes to rebuild the material that is now flawed and unusable. They couldn't get unflawed material for the longest and couldn't figure it out for a while. This isn't remodeling your mom's kitchen, nuclear production is still fairly complicated. Plus add to it the scale they are working at...
 
 
-2 #10 JEskandari 2011-03-05 13:47
Quoting DaRAGE:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/11/26/secret-agent-crippled-irans-nuclear-ambitions/#ixzz16t1k2IXQ

that article from fox tells a different tale than a 3-6 hours downtime. More like it sent Iran back a year, and fudded up a fair amount of centrifuges.

Come on FoxNews is as credible about Iran as SemiAccurate about NVIDIA
 

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