Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cyber Worm Cripples Iranian Nuclear Computers

     If you’ve not seen this item from The Atheist Conservative, take a look.  The story has now also appeared in the Wall Street Journal.  Apparently, Iranian computer systems are under silent attack from an unknown nation waging cyber war with a virus called Stuxnet.  The smart money appears to be on Israel and perhaps the U.S. as the virtual aggressors.  Whoever is responsible, the attack has crippled Iran’s drive to develop nuclear weapons.

1 comment:

  1. I did see that. Siemens systems ... hmm. What are the systems in our nuclear power grid? This could get ugly.

    Related question: if Iran is under such heavy sanctions, why are German computer systems in there to begin with?