26 September 2010

Iran Counterattacks Computer Worm

Earlier we reported on the worm that was set loose on the Iranians. Now it turns out the Iranians are trying to stop it. I guess we can thank the AP for alerting them to its existence, eh?

Iranian media reports say the country's nuclear agency is trying to combat a complex computer worm that has affected industrial sites in Iran and is capable of taking over power plants.
The semi-official ISNA news agency says Iranian nuclear experts met this week to discuss how to remove the malicious computer code, dubbed Stuxnet, which can take over systems that control the inner workings of industrial plants.
Experts in Germany discovered the worm in July. It has since shown up in attacks in Iran, Indonesia, India and the U.S.

By: Brant

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