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US Was Behind Stuxnet Worm: Iran

Chief negotiator says Iran's not the only one susceptible to cyberattack
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2011 6:15 PM CST
US Was Behind Stuxnet Worm: Iran
Iran's chief negotiator Saeed Jalili gestures during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010.   (AP Photo/ Anja Niedringhaus)

(Newser) – Right on the heels of reports that the US and Israel were in cahoots in testing Stuxnet, Iran's chief negotiator is blaming the US for derailing what he calls a peaceful nuclear program, NBC reports. Saed Jalilli said Iranian investigators had found what he deemed sufficient proof that the US had devoted resources to the Stuxnet project. His accusations make Tehran's attitude clear ahead of international negotiations set to begin this week in Turkey.

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Jalilli notes the attack was less successful than the media made it out to be, and that Iran is not the only nation vulnerable to cyberattack: "They are also weak and vulnerable," he said of the US, citing the WikiLeaks disclosures.
(Read more Iran stories.)

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