Breitbart: A malicious computer virus similar to Stuxnet but “more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated” has brought upheaval to Iran’s internal infrastructure, an Israeli TV report said Wednesday.
Israeli officials are mute on any possibility they may have contributed to the cyber infiltration.
The TV report was aired after it was publicly revealed the Mossad intelligence agency had thwarted an Iranian murder plot in Denmark. Forty-eight hours before that, Iran acknowledged that President Hassan Rouhani’s mobile phone had been bugged.
“Remember Stuxnet, the virus that penetrated the computers of the Iranian nuclear industry?” the report on Israel’s Hadashot news asked. Iran “has admitted in the past few days that it is again facing a similar attack, from a more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated virus than before, that has hit infrastructure and strategic networks.”
Stuxnet is a malicious computer virus that first struck eight years ago. It destroyed thousands of centrifuges involved in Iran’s controversial nuclear program at the Bushehr power plant by hijacking centrifuges and forcing them to operate at heightened speeds, which was detrimental to the enrichment process. more here