Sunday, September 26, 2010


Stuxnet Worm Infects Computers at Iranian Nuke Plant

A complex computer worm capable of seizing control of industrial plants has affected the personal computers of staff working at Iran's first nuclear power station weeks before the facility is to go online, the official news agency reported Sunday.

The project manager at the Bushehr nuclear plant, Mahmoud Jafari, said a team is trying to remove the malware from several affected computers, though it "has not caused any damage to major systems of the plant," the IRNA news agency reported. . .

The United States is also tracking the worm, and the Department of Homeland Security is building specialized teams that can respond quickly to cyber emergencies at industrial facilities across the country.

The Department of Homeland Insecurity does not need to worry. Stuxnet was obviously designed by Israel and/or the United States to specifically target the Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran. It has infected other industrial controllers around the world which use the same Siemens processors as does Bushehr, but has not activated at those sites. For our government to feign dismay at the spread of this virus is ridiculous. Stuxnet was deployed to slow down the development of the alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program.

The government and controlled media lie to such a great extent that I am not even 100% sure the Iranians are in fact aiming to obtain nuclear weapons. But going off of Ahmadenijad's repeated, heated rhetoric I think it's likely that Bushehr is meant to do more than enrich uranium at a low level only for energy production. If Israel and the U.S. government feel that there is a genuine threat to world peace from Iran's nuclear facilities they should strike them with cruise missiles and bunker-busting bombs. Stuxnet is not the first example we've seen of cyberwarfare in action, but it is typical of the cowards in the Israeli government and of the weak-kneed, anti-military Barry Soetorobama.

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