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The Stuxnet has infected 30,000 computers in Iran

Posted in Uncategorized by fartashphoto on September 26, 2010

The Stuxnet computer worm has infected 30,000 computers in Iran but has failed to “cause serious damage,” Iranian officials were quoted as saying on Sunday.

Some 30,000 IP addresses have been infected by Stuxnet so far in Iran, Mahmoud Liayi, head of the information technology council at the ministry of industries, was quoted as saying by the government-run paper Iran Daily.

German computer security researcher, Ralph Langner suspected Stuxnet’s target was the Bushehr nuclear facility in Iran, where unspecified problems have been blamed for getting the facility fully operational.

Siemens, however, claims its software has not been installed at the Russian-built plant, and no Iranian official has hinted that nuclear facilities may have been infected by the malware.

“It is likely a (foreign) government project,” given its complexity, Iran’s telecommunications minister, Liayi added without giving further details.

“When Stuxnet is activated, the industrial automation systems start transmitting data about production lines to a main designated destination by the virus. There, the data is processed by the worm’s architects and then engineer plots to attack the country,” Liayi said.

The worm has been found lurking on Siemens systems mostly in India, Indonesia, Pakistan, but the heaviest infiltration appears to be in Iran, according to software security researchers.

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