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." (Read more Stuxnet stories.)

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