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    It seems the computers in Iran's nuclear power plants have been attacked by a computer worm, Stuxnet, which is believed to be a state-backed sabotage attack, aimed at stopping Iran's nuclear ambitions. The worm has already caused 'technical problems' that has already slowed down Iran's nuclear program. Iran denies this, apart from admitting that 45,000 (read ten times that figure) computers in Iran have so far been infected.

    Analysts say that the sophistication and elegance of this attack points mainly at Israel. And how wonderful is that if it's true (Israel will never admit or deny), using a specially developed computer virus to shut down or slow down an enemy state's nuclear program. Hopefully the Iranians realise that Israel has a very long reach. And no loss of human life either. Don't you just love it!

    Stuxnet worm is the 'work of a national government agency' | Technology | guardian.co.uk

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAqaG3WyJus]YouTube - Israel attacks Iran with Computer Virus[/ame]

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/wo...an.html?src=me

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    Congratulations, What a brilliant way to establish friendly relations with another country!
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    Is L'Chaim a virus?

    That is the real question...

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    The NYT suggested the Americans, British or Israelis as prime suspects - and if not them, then the French or Germans. There seems to be all sorts going on behind the scenes in relation to Iran. Apparently Bush authorised covert operations behind-the-lines and Obama has continued them. It's even possible that the spy murdered in London might somehow be linked to all this.

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    I hope it is. Let's face it any islamic country is going to be susceptible to such attacks as they are generally scientifically backward compared to Western countries. They are led by anti-diluvian troglydytes who seem to want to roll us all back to the 6th Century. Can you imagine the Physics Department in Tehran University? Stopping every couple of hours for prayers and flying in the face of natural law because of the ramblings of a sheep stealer who had been at the hubble bubble pipe too long.

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    i think the most worrying aspect of this story is that the Iranians thought it was a good idea to run a nuke plant using buggy/crap Windows!

    just shows how thick these islamist nutjobs really are.

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    Maybe they got the virus from this propaganda website
    www.masbirim.gov.il/eng/

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Chaim View Post
    It seems the computers in Iran's nuclear power plants have been attacked by a computer worm, Stuxnet, which is believed to be a state-backed sabotage attack, aimed at stopping Iran's nuclear ambitions. The worm has already caused 'technical problems' that has already slowed down Iran's nuclear program. Iran denies this, apart from admitting that 45,000 (read ten times that figure) computers in Iran have so far been infected.

    Analysts say that the sophistication and elegance of this attack points mainly at Israel. And how wonderful is that if it's true (Israel will never admit or deny), using a specially developed computer virus to shut down or slow down an enemy state's nuclear program. Hopefully the Iranians realise that Israel has a very long reach. And no loss of human life either. Don't you just love it!

    Stuxnet worm is the 'work of a national government agency' | Technology | guardian.co.uk

    YouTube - Israel attacks Iran with Computer Virus

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/wo...an.html?src=me
    Lets hope so and lets hope they keep it up. Put Iran's nuclear program back to the stoneage, exactly where it keeps it's people.
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    Israel will never admit or deny
    Handy that, no?

    Analysts say that the sophistication and elegance of this attack points mainly at Israel.
    "Sophistication" and 'elegance' used in the same line as "attacks' and "israel'? Now that gave me a laugh!

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    take with a pinch of salt , but this report from Debka is darn interesting. if true.

    DEBKAfile, Political Analysis, Espionage, Terrorism, Security


    "The impression DEBKAfile sources gained Wednesday, Sept. 29 from talking to European computer experts approached for aid was that the Iranians are getting desperate. Not only have their own attempts to defeat the invading worm failed, but they made matters worse: The malworm became more aggressive and returned to the attack on parts of the systems damaged in the initial attack."

    "While Tehran has given out several conflicting figures on the systems and networks struck by the malworm - 30,000 to 45,000 industrial units - DEBKAfile's sources cite security experts as putting the figure much higher, in the region of millions. If this is true, then this cyber weapon attack on Iran would be the greatest ever. "

    if true, this sure sounds like the war is on. Expect missile strikes by Christmas i'd say.

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