Stuxnet infected 16,000 computers: Iran

A senior Iranian intelligence official says an estimated 16,000 computers were infected by the Stuxnet virus.

By - February 18, 2012 Share on LinkedIn
viruses

A senior Iranian intelligence official says an estimated 16,000 computers were infected by the Stuxnet virus.

The powerful virus targeted Iran’s nuclear facilities and other industrial sites in 2010, and Tehran has acknowledged the malicious software affected a limited number of centrifuges – a key component in nuclear fuel production. But Iran has said its scientists discovered and neutralized the malware before it could cause serious damage.

The semiofficial Fars news agency on Saturday quoted a deputy intelligence chief identified only as Ahangaran as saying 16,000 computers were infected by Stuxnet, but he did not specify whether worldwide or just in Iran.

He said Iran is facing difficulties obtaining anti-malware software because of international sanctions, forcing Iran to use its own experts to design the software.

Share your thoughts

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

Do you use Please Call Me messages?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

We look forward to seeing Zuma in court over state capture challenge: DA

Jacob Zuma head on wall

The Democratic Alliance said it looks forward to opposing President Jacob Zuma’s challenge to the recommendations in the Public Protector’s State of Capture report.

The future of electronics

electronic component manufacture

For the past four decades, the electronics industry has been driven by what is called “Moore’s Law,” which is not a law but more an axiom or observation.

Ditch the “dead horse” SABC: SANCO to last board member

SABC please stand by

The South African National Civic Organisation says that the SABC’s last remaining board member should dismount the “dead horse” public broadcaster.

Don’t believe the 5G hype

5G Network

A new research report by UBS warns that 5G is overhyped and you should not believe comments that it will make wired networks redundant.

Free MyBroadband Newsletter
×