Iran Says It Thwarted Latest Stuxnet Attack
Claims cyberattack targeted power plant in country's south
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2012 9:33 AM CST
This image details a focus of the notorious cyber virus Flamer. Flamer is one of the most talked about pieces of malicous software since the Stuxnet worm was discovered in 2010.   (PRNewsFoto/Norman ASA)

(Newser) – The dangerous Stuxnet worm has attacked Iran again, this time hitting a power plant and other facilities in the country's south—but after being rocked by the powerful computer virus for more than a year beginning in June 2009, Iran says it has rebuffed the latest attack, reports the BBC. "The Bandar Abbas electricity supply company has come under cyber attack," said a local civil defense chief. "But we were able to prevent its expansion owing to our timely measures and the cooperation of skilled hackers."

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HANKHILL
Dec 27, 2012 10:58 AM CST
damn to bad!
Plato
Dec 26, 2012 5:36 PM CST
I have read from what seemed to be reliable sources that Stuxnet and Flame were both developed by Israel and our country { U. S. } jointly and launched against Iran. If that is true, I am assuming it is, then when Iran retaliates against our country {and Israel} with cyber attacks we have nobody to blame but ourselves. I do not like my country initiating cyber attacks. I predict if Iran does retaliate there will be screams and squalls about how vicious, evil, despicable Iran has cyber attacked us without any provocation on our part. That could be the reason we did it, because Israel instructed our government to do it so the Americans hurt by it will learn to hate Iran.
right2dave
Dec 26, 2012 2:47 PM CST
They almost lost access to their favorite porn sites.