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Iran's nuclear agency trying to stop computer worm
msnbc ^ | Sept 25, 2010 | NASSER KARIMI

Posted on 09/25/2010 8:16:12 PM PDT by NoLibZone

Iran's nuclear agency is trying to combat a complex computer worm that has affected industrial sites throughout the country and is capable of taking over power plants, Iranian media reports said.

Experts from the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran met this week to discuss how to remove the malicious computer code, or worm, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported Friday.

The computer worm, dubbed Stuxnet, can take over systems that control the inner workings of industrial plants. Experts in Germany discovered the worm in July, and it has since shown up in a number of attacks — primarily in Iran, Indonesia, India and the U.S.

The ISNA report said the malware had spread throughout Iran, but did not name specific sites affected. Foreign media reports have speculated the worm was aimed at disrupting Iran's first nuclear power plant, which is to go online in October in the southern port city of Bushehr.

Iranian newspapers have reported on the computer worm hitting industries around the country in recent weeks, without giving details. Friday's report also did not mention Bushehr.

The Russian-built plant will be internationally supervised, but world powers remain concerned that Iran wants to use its civil nuclear power program as a cover for making weapons.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: computers; cyberattack; goodcoders; internet; irannukes; stuxnet

1 posted on 09/25/2010 8:16:17 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

ping


2 posted on 09/25/2010 8:18:31 PM PDT by unkus
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To: NoLibZone
Mosad....
3 posted on 09/25/2010 8:18:37 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: unkus

Heh, heh.


4 posted on 09/25/2010 8:20:06 PM PDT by rbg81 (When you see Obama, shout: "DO YOUR JOB!!")
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To: NoLibZone

It seems to be the same worm that has been infecting computers everywhere, including the US:

Warning over malicious computer worm (infects sw controlling valves in pipelines, powerplants)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2595420/posts


5 posted on 09/25/2010 8:20:18 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: NoLibZone; ShadowAce

Ping...


6 posted on 09/25/2010 8:21:01 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: NoLibZone; ShadowAce; Slings and Arrows; Ernest_at_the_Beach; SunkenCiv
Iran's nuclear agency is trying to combat a complex computer worm that has affected industrial sites throughout the country and is capable of taking over power plants

Wasn't me & my iTunes.

Says right here that I can't.

7 posted on 09/25/2010 8:21:42 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NoLibZone

Don’t the Israelis have some hacker genius on ice over there? Maybe he’s earning himself a pardon and a new identity.


8 posted on 09/25/2010 8:22:09 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: NoLibZone

9 posted on 09/25/2010 8:27:49 PM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: martin_fierro

*hmph* Spoilsports.


10 posted on 09/25/2010 8:28:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: NoLibZone

It was in the DVD Jewish girls Gone Wild.


11 posted on 09/25/2010 8:28:21 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Communities fight the construction projects: Walmarts, Starbucks and even tree removal.)
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To: NoLibZone

Oh yes! The “George W. Bush” Worm!


12 posted on 09/25/2010 8:29:22 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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some problems with this report.

worm targets Siemens systems.. Iran is not using “authorized” Siemens systems.

speculation was that it was going after Iran’s program, also speculation that it had already hit its target. debate was also over whether it was the commercial reactor or a different clandestine location... reports of major incident there a while back..

Iran could be lying... if it’s telling truth there’s some other problems with what this admits..


13 posted on 09/25/2010 8:29:37 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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some problems with this report.

worm targets Siemens systems.. Iran is not using “authorized” Siemens systems.

speculation was that it was going after Iran’s program, also speculation that it had already hit its target. debate was also over whether it was the commercial reactor or a different clandestine location... reports of major incident there a while back..

Iran could be lying... if it’s telling truth there’s some other problems with what this admits..


14 posted on 09/25/2010 8:29:37 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: struggle

15 posted on 09/25/2010 8:29:42 PM PDT by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: NoLibZone
related thread: Blockbuster Worm Aimed for Infrastructure, But No Proof Iran Nukes Were Target

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16 posted on 09/25/2010 8:31:54 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: NoLibZone

How does one infect an isolated system?


17 posted on 09/25/2010 8:45:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Gay State Conservative

Mosad....

Or the political opposition.


18 posted on 09/25/2010 8:48:45 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Paladin2

speculation is the infection came through a lax russian vendor..


19 posted on 09/25/2010 8:51:36 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: martin_fierro

L O L !


20 posted on 09/25/2010 8:57:37 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NoLibZone
Targeted to Iran's nuke facilities.

MOST of the Windows security work is done in Israel.

Symantec reports the master domain that was controlling the worm...giving instructions and receiving data...is now off the air.

Whatever damage will be done, the seeds have already been planted.

Israel has control of the majority of Iran's nuke infrastructure AND whatever else they picked...missile control facilities to move large missiles on rails....power plants...refineries...manufacturing facilities.

This could be the biggest change in warfare since nuclear weapons and fun powder.

NONE of these systems are connected to the internet.

21 posted on 09/25/2010 9:03:43 PM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Paladin2

USb drives


22 posted on 09/25/2010 9:04:05 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Communities fight the construction projects: Walmarts, Starbucks and even tree removal.)
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To: NoLibZone

So Israel did attack Iran after all LOL


23 posted on 09/25/2010 9:30:51 PM PDT by PROSOUTH ( Deo Vindice "God Will Vindicate")
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Mosad.... “

Maybe


24 posted on 09/25/2010 10:06:31 PM PDT by hwkbeer (I will pursue my enemy and not stop till I consume him.)
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To: nina0113

“Don’t the Israelis have some hacker genius on ice over there? Maybe he’s earning himself a pardon and a new identity.”

God works in mysterious ways


25 posted on 09/25/2010 10:09:09 PM PDT by hwkbeer (I will pursue my enemy and not stop till I consume him.)
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To: Mariner

Have we just witnessed the start of WW IV.

Note: I count the cold war as III.

A definite paradigm shift as one of our former
Presidents used to say.

It’s the kind of thing the Chinese have been planning
but it looks like they got beat to the draw,
now the race is on.


26 posted on 09/25/2010 11:14:54 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PROSOUTH

May be they incurred the wrath of Yahweh, I bet the Israeli’s would be delighted to help them!


27 posted on 09/25/2010 11:22:01 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: struggle

LOL!


28 posted on 09/25/2010 11:38:49 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Paladin2
"How does one infect an isolated system? "

In the porno goat pictures.

29 posted on 09/25/2010 11:48:10 PM PDT by matthew fuller (2012: Bachman, Bolton, Brewer, Liz Cheney, Coburn, DeMint, Inhofe, Jindal, Palin and Pence.)
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To: NoLibZone

“All your process controller belong to us”.

Who “us” is remains to be determined.


30 posted on 09/26/2010 12:04:34 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: struggle

Love that pic...the white Queen looks like President Palin, VP Bachmann and Secretary of State BigDog Bolton’s Foreign Policy results!


31 posted on 09/26/2010 12:33:25 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NoLibZone
Never need the bride of Christ, when arrayed in her battledress, proceed anxiously to meet the enemy. Nor shall she flee from villainous hoards, defeated and brought low. She is the queen of God's right hand and ever shall He protect her comings and goings, guarding her both before and behind, and ever granting her sword arm the full measure of His omnipotent strength. Rejoice in the Lord! Rejoice in your strength! For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel [will be] your reward. Isaiah 52:12. )
32 posted on 09/26/2010 12:36:11 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NoLibZone
Similar to how President RON REAGAN along with BILL CASEY developed the strategy that destroyed the USSR economy by using factual intelligence to pinpoint weakness of the Soviet economy resulting in the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989....great book on this amazingly effective planning: “Victory: The Reagan Administration's Secret Strategy That Hastened the Collapse of the Soviet Union”. Available on Go-ogle Books pages 248-255, search on “Soviet Oil” to read how RR’s Administration, especially Bill Casey were able to defeat the Evil Empire!
33 posted on 09/26/2010 1:07:02 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NoLibZone

Where’s the Ha Ha guy?


34 posted on 09/26/2010 2:14:12 AM PDT by Razzz42
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To: NoLibZone

Does anyone else amuse themselves by singing “Hava Nagila” whenever they’re reading coverage of this mysterious catastrophe centered on Iranian process controllers?


35 posted on 09/26/2010 2:34:51 AM PDT by InMemoriam
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To: InMemoriam
Does anyone else amuse themselves by singing “Hava Nagila” whenever they’re reading coverage of this mysterious catastrophe centered on Iranian process controllers?

I hadn't thought of it, but I think I'll start doing that. BTW, what IS a Nagila, and can I have more than one? ;^)p

36 posted on 09/26/2010 8:54:56 AM PDT by FreeKeys (COPY EVERYTHING IN THE BOX ON MY PROFILE PAGE AND SEND IT TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK !!)
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To: martin_fierro

I was out of town when it happened.


37 posted on 09/26/2010 7:25:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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