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Has Israel already attacked Iran?


L'Chaim

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It seems the computers in Iran's nuclear power plants have been attacked by a computer worm, Stuxnet, which is believed to be a state-backed sabotage attack, aimed at stopping Iran's nuclear ambitions. The worm has already caused 'technical problems' that has already slowed down Iran's nuclear program. Iran denies this, apart from admitting that 45,000 (read ten times that figure) computers in Iran have so far been infected.

Analysts say that the sophistication and elegance of this attack points mainly at Israel. And how wonderful is that if it's true (Israel will never admit or deny), using a specially developed computer virus to shut down or slow down an enemy state's nuclear program. Hopefully the Iranians realise that Israel has a very long reach. And no loss of human life either. Don't you just love it!

Stuxnet worm is the 'work of a national government agency' | Technology | guardian.co.uk

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAqaG3WyJus]YouTube - Israel attacks Iran with Computer Virus[/ame]

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/world/middleeast/26iran.html?src=me
 


kerdasi amaq

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Congratulations, What a brilliant way to establish friendly relations with another country!
 

Jakey

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The NYT suggested the Americans, British or Israelis as prime suspects - and if not them, then the French or Germans. There seems to be all sorts going on behind the scenes in relation to Iran. Apparently Bush authorised covert operations behind-the-lines and Obama has continued them. It's even possible that the spy murdered in London might somehow be linked to all this.
 

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I hope it is. Let's face it any islamic country is going to be susceptible to such attacks as they are generally scientifically backward compared to Western countries. They are led by anti-diluvian troglydytes who seem to want to roll us all back to the 6th Century. Can you imagine the Physics Department in Tehran University? Stopping every couple of hours for prayers and flying in the face of natural law because of the ramblings of a sheep stealer who had been at the hubble bubble pipe too long.
 

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i think the most worrying aspect of this story is that the Iranians thought it was a good idea to run a nuke plant using buggy/crap Windows!

just shows how thick these islamist nutjobs really are.
 

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Maybe they got the virus from this propaganda website
www.masbirim.gov.il/eng/

If your govt has to tell you how and why to be proud of your country when patriotism and pride are meant to be feelings that the person themselves develop, then that country is in trouble.
 

CookieMonster

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It seems the computers in Iran's nuclear power plants have been attacked by a computer worm, Stuxnet, which is believed to be a state-backed sabotage attack, aimed at stopping Iran's nuclear ambitions. The worm has already caused 'technical problems' that has already slowed down Iran's nuclear program. Iran denies this, apart from admitting that 45,000 (read ten times that figure) computers in Iran have so far been infected.

Analysts say that the sophistication and elegance of this attack points mainly at Israel. And how wonderful is that if it's true (Israel will never admit or deny), using a specially developed computer virus to shut down or slow down an enemy state's nuclear program. Hopefully the Iranians realise that Israel has a very long reach. And no loss of human life either. Don't you just love it!

Stuxnet worm is the 'work of a national government agency' | Technology | guardian.co.uk

YouTube - Israel attacks Iran with Computer Virus

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/26/world/middleeast/26iran.html?src=me
Lets hope so and lets hope they keep it up. Put Iran's nuclear program back to the stoneage, exactly where it keeps it's people.
 

Interista

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Israel will never admit or deny
Handy that, no?

Analysts say that the sophistication and elegance of this attack points mainly at Israel.
"Sophistication" and 'elegance' used in the same line as "attacks' and "israel'? Now that gave me a laugh!
 

johntrenchard

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take with a pinch of salt , but this report from Debka is darn interesting. if true.

DEBKAfile, Political Analysis, Espionage, Terrorism, Security


"The impression DEBKAfile sources gained Wednesday, Sept. 29 from talking to European computer experts approached for aid was that the Iranians are getting desperate. Not only have their own attempts to defeat the invading worm failed, but they made matters worse: The malworm became more aggressive and returned to the attack on parts of the systems damaged in the initial attack."

"While Tehran has given out several conflicting figures on the systems and networks struck by the malworm - 30,000 to 45,000 industrial units - DEBKAfile's sources cite security experts as putting the figure much higher, in the region of millions. If this is true, then this cyber weapon attack on Iran would be the greatest ever. "

if true, this sure sounds like the war is on. Expect missile strikes by Christmas i'd say.
 

Interista

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this report from Debka is darn interesting. if true.
The story of Jack and the Beanstalk is darn interesting, if true.And it's probably more likely to be true than anything which comes out of Debka files.
 

Aindriu

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i think the most worrying aspect of this story is that the Iranians thought it was a good idea to run a nuke plant using buggy/crap Windows!

just shows how thick these islamist nutjobs really are.
You do realise that Linux/Unix are just as buggy/crap if not adequately secured? There is nothing wrong with windows servers as long as they are locked down correctly. The trouble is, most sys admins are too lazy/ignorant to do it.
 

johntrenchard

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You do realise that Linux/Unix are just as buggy/crap if not adequately secured? There is nothing wrong with windows servers as long as they are locked down correctly. The trouble is, most sys admins are too lazy/ignorant to do it.
yeah. right.
 

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Actually it exploited 4 previously unpatched security holes in Windows (USB and Network Shares services) - but only activated machines if the hardware signature of a card used by Siemens enrichment control systems was detected and only did damage in the event of a particular setting being set.

Definitely a targeted attack, in follow up developments it is also capable of infecting the Siemens configuration settings and reinfecting the machine after the OS is reinstalled - damn sneaky and so long as it's targeted at enrichment control systems rather than reactor control systems I'm fairly cool with it.

In fairness no admin could have protected against these attack vectors under windows as they don't have access to the underlying code. Though allowing control systems such as these to access the public network could be viewed as somewhat foolhardy.
 

Green eyed monster

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Analysts say that the sophistication and elegance of this attack points mainly at Israel. And how wonderful is that if it's true (Israel will never admit or deny), using a specially developed computer virus to shut down or slow down an enemy state's nuclear program. Hopefully the Iranians realise that Israel has a very long reach. And no loss of human life either. Don't you just love it!
How typical of the reckless, selfish, Samsonite Israelis. 'We want to show how powerful we are and to hell with the consequences'... they have consistently destabilised the region with their wars, they have upset the global attempts of some to set a new human rights agenda with their settler-colonialism, land grabbing, targeting of civilians, they threaten the world with their clandestine nuclear weapons... Now they help to advance the cause of network virus science by providing the world with an example of a new kind of bug that will no doubt be studied and copied by web wreckers in basements everywhere, cyberterrorism has shown the way....

Is there no end to the 'gifts' this nation of Chosenites gives the world?

I suppose if a nuclear accident had occurred then the smiles would widen eh? Shame on the OP and all his fellow travellers, i hope you get a variation of Stuxnet in your Windows folder in a few years, you will deserve it.

Incidentally the Russian company that performed the work on their machines (that led to the contamination) had appalling security problems and their website was hacked... Likewise Siemens has possibly suffered reputation issues as it is their machines that were targeted by the worm. As with the use of foreign passports, Israel will use and abuse anyone and anything it likes to do it's dirty work and to hell with their complaints, the Chosenites shall get anything they want....
 

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