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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Another sign it was the Joooos

Shavua tov, a good week to everyone.

Here's what may be yet another sign that Israel was behind the Stuxnet worm that has infected thousands of computers, including many that relate to the operation of Iran's nuclear facilities (Hat Tip: Professor Miao).
Now, a Symantec researcher has found a reference in the code to an obscure date in 1979 which just happens to be the date on which the Iranian revolutionaries executed a prominent Iranian Jew. As reported at ThreatPost:
A Symantec researcher filled in more critical details about the Stuxnet worm ....

As for suggestions that Israeli intelligence may have authored the virus, O'Murchu noted that researchers had uncovered the reference to an obscure date in the worm's code, May 9, 1979, which, he noted, was the date on which a prominent Iranian Jew, Habib Elghanian, who was executed by the new Islamic government shortly after the revolution.
Here is a portion of the Wikipedia entry on Elghanian:
On May 9, 1979, Elghanian was executed by a firing squad in Tehran sending shock waves through the closely knit Iranian Jewish community. He was the first Jew and one of the first civilians to be executed by the new Islamic government. This prompted the mass exodus of the once 100,000 member strong Jewish community of Iran which continues to this day.
Was this an Israeli attack with snippets of code manipulated to mock the Iranians, or a false flag operation meant to blame the Israelis?
Well, I sure won't tell. Heh.


At 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

there is no good reason for the creator of this code to deliberately leave usable intelligence in the code, and many good reasons not to.... unless, of course, you want to get into the whole "they'll never think we did it if we make it look like we did it" sort of triple think.

that loop is endless.

At 1:32 AM, Blogger Leah Goodman said...

Of course we did it... and even if we didn't, we want them to think we did...

At 3:48 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

If Israel did it, no one is saying.

Only our Father In Heaven, Hashem knows.



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