Iran Reports 'Massive Cyber Attack'

Tehran says it detected strike in time
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2012 2:36 PM CDT
In this Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, file photo, an Iranian security directs media at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, with the reactor building seen in the background.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

(Newser) – Iran says it sniffed out and prevented a fresh "massive cyber attack" against its nuclear facilities—and it's not being shy about who it suspects is behind it. "Based on obtained information, America and the Zionist regime along with the MI6 planned an operation to launch a massive cyber attack against Iran's facilities," the state-run Press TV quoted an intelligence minister as saying. "They still seek to carry out the plan, but we have taken necessary measures." The alleged attack comes on the heels of a round of failed nuclear talks, Reuters reports. It's unclear if the virus was the Flame virus, or something new. (Read more Iran stories.)

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