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[ISN] Iran says nuclear facilities under periodic cyber attack, but are immune to the threat
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI
February 13, 2012
TEHRAN, Iran -- A senior Iranian military official said Monday that
Tehranâs nuclear and other industrial facilities suffer periodic cyber
attacks, but that the country has the technology to protect itself from
the threat, an official news agency reported.
Iran considers itself to have been waging a complicated cyber war since
2010, when a virus known as Stuxnet disrupted controls of some nuclear
âMost enemy threats target nuclear energy sites as well as electronic
trade and banking operations,â said Gholam Reza Jalali, who heads an
Iranian military unit in charge of combatting sabotage.
Jalali said that in addition to Stuxnet, Iran has discovered two
espionage viruses, Stars and Doku, but that the malware did no harm to
Iranâs nuclear or industrial sites.
Iran says Stuxnet and other computer virus attacks are part of a
concerted campaign by Israel, the U.S. and their allies to undermine its
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