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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Iran claims to have solved Stuxnet, arrested suspects

Iran claims that it has solved the mystery of the Stuxnet worm, and that it has arrested suspects who implanted the worm in its computers. This is from the first link.
"Iran's intelligence department has found a solution for confronting (the worm) and it will be applied," he was quoted as saying. "Our domination of virtual networks has thwarted the activities of enemies in this regard."

A week ago, Iran said the stuxnet code was found on several laptops belonging to staff at the Bushehr nuclear power plant but that the plant's main systems were not affected.
And this is from the second link.
Iran has arrested an unspecified number of “nuclear spies” in connection with a damaging worm that has infected computers in its nuclear program, the intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, said Saturday.


He provided no further details on the arrests, which could not be independently verified.

Hamid Alipour, an official at the state-run Iran Information Technology company, has said that the worm is spreading. “This is not a stable virus,” he said last week. “By the time we started to combat it three new variants had been distributed.” He said his company hoped to eliminate it within “one to two months.”
I believe they arrested people (although I believe it's very unlikely that they actually arrested the people responsible for Stuxnet). I think it's highly unlikely that they actually have the worm under control.



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