IRAN SAYS: second cyber attack detected

What is this about … Can it harm us ??

Do to Reuters.com and MEHRnews.com

Headline from MEHRnews :

“TEHRAN, April 25 (MNA) — Iran has been targeted by a new computer worm named Stars, the director of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization announces. Fortunately, Iranian experts detected the computer worm and are investigating the malware, Gholam-Reza Jalali told the Mehr News Agency on Monday. ”

and Reuters :

Iran has been targeted by a second computer virus in a “cyber war” waged by its enemies, its commander of civil defense said on Monday.

So what is this about ..  It is a Virus

“Gholamreza Jalali told the semi-official Mehr news agency that the new virus, called “Stars,” was being investigated by experts.

“Fortunately, our young experts have been able to discover this virus and the Stars virus is now in the laboratory for more investigations,” Jalali was quoted as saying. He did not specify the target of Stars or its intended impact.”

Stars is the second computer worm to target Iran in the past eight months.

In September 2010, international news agencies reported that the Stuxnet worm, which is capable of taking over power plants, had infected many industrial sites in Iran.

Jalali warned that the Stuxnet worm, discovered in computers at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor last year, still posed a potential risk. Some experts described it as the world’s first “guided cyber missile,” aimed at Iran’s atomic program.

ranian officials said they had neutralized Stuxnet before it did the intended damage to its nuclear facilities. They blamed Israel and the United States — which believe Iran is seeking nuclear weapons — for the virus.

Iran says its nuclear program is entirely peaceful.

nuclear program = peaceful  – I dont think so

STUXNET RISK

“Officials have said the virus could have posed a major risk had it not been discovered and dealt with before any major damage was done.

Some defense analysts say the main target was more likely to be Iran’s uranium enrichment program. Enrichment creates fuel for nuclear power plants or, if pursued to a much higher degree, can provide material for an atomic bomb.”

Atomic bomb – HOLY CRAP

And yes you can be safe … they have people to handle it  – I hope

And the whole article in english :

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/25/us-iran-computer-virus-idUSTRE73O1OL20110425

http://www.mehrnews.com/en/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1297506

Allso in Danish

http://www.version2.dk/artikel/18872-stuxnet-2-iran-ramt-af-nyt-cybervaaben?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nyheder

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