Stuxnet Worm Built to Feast on Nuclear Centrifuges
Virus had one job: Foil Tehran nukes
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2010 3:19 PM CST
This series of GeoEye satellite images, from 2002, 2004 and 2009, show construction progress of the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Complex in Iran.   (AP Photo/GeoEye Satellite Image)
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(Newser) – A bit more light has been shed on the Stuxnet computer worm that wreaked havoc in Iran: it was tailor-made to go after nuclear centrifuges in ingenious fashion, the New York Times reports. It now looks pretty certain the worm was unleashed specifically to derail Tehran's nuclear work. As for who's responsible, the Times puts it this way: "In recent weeks officials from Israel have broken into wide smiles when asked whether Israel was behind the attack, or knew who was." See the full article for the scientific specifics.