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Stuxnet is Back ! Iran reported another cyber attack

Stuxnet is Back ! Iran reported another cyber attack

December 26, 2012Wang Wei
Iran claims to have repelled a fresh cyber attack on its industrial units in a southern province. In the last few years, various Iranian industrial, nuclear and government bodies have recently come under growing cyber attacks, widely believed to be designed and staged by the US and Israel . A power plant and other industries in southern Iran have been targeted by the Stuxnet computer worm , an Iranian civil defense official says. Iran's news agency reported that the worm attacked the Culture Ministry's Headquarters for Supporting and Protecting Works of Art and Culture and was reportedly sent from Dallas via switches in Malaysia and Vietnam. This recent Stuxnet attack was successfully defeated, according to local Iranian civil defense chief Ali Akbar Akhavan. " We were able to prevent its expansion owing to our timely measures and the cooperation of skilled hackers ," Akhavan said. The sophisticated worm spreads via USB drives and through four previously
Hackers break into International Atomic Energy Agency servers

Hackers break into International Atomic Energy Agency servers

November 27, 2012Mohit Kumar
The UN nuclear watchdog has acknowledged one of its former computer servers had been hacked. The stolen information was contained in a statement by a group with an Iranian-sounding name calling for an inquiry into Israel's nuclear activities. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is investigating Iran's nuclear program. A group called Parastoo Farsi for the swallow bird and a common Iranian girl's name claimed responsibility for posting the names on its website two days ago. The group had been known to be critical of Israel's undeclared nuclear weapons program. " The IAEA deeply regrets this publication of information stolen from an old server that was shut down some time ago ," agency spokesperson said and agency experts had been working to eliminate any " possible vulnerability " in it even before it was hacked. Israel and the United States accuse Iran of seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability, a charge Tehran denies, and says the Islamic state is th
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