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 9 comments Comments 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."