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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stuxnet virus “nearly as effective as a military strike.”

Photo from theisraelproject.org
It’s no secret that the Stuxnet virus was likely designed by a (Jewish?) state sponsor to target Iran’s nuclear program. The extent of the damage done by the malware is hard to gauge, but German computer consultants are now saying the virus has set the program back by two years. The virus was developed to attack German-made industrial equipment used by the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, and the German computer consultant who first analyzed Stuxnet’s 15,000 lines of code has told the Jerusalem Post, “This was nearly as effective as a military strike, but even better since there are no fatalities and no full-blown war. From a military perspective, this was a huge success.”

The same German computer analyst told the Post, “It is extremely difficult to clean up installations from Stuxnet, and we know that Iran is no good in IT [information technology] security, and they are just beginning to learn what this all means,” he said. “Just to get their systems running again they have to get rid of the virus, and this will take time, and then they need to replace the equipment, and they have to rebuild the centrifuges at Natanz and possibly buy a new turbine for Bushehr.”

In other news relating to Iran's nuclear program, two of their nuclear scientists were gunned down in the streets by gunmen on motorcycles. Plenty of rabble-rousers have suggested the lack of a conventional military strikes means that Iran's nuclear program is not "under attack." Nothing could be farther from the truth...

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