Iran Claims Its Nuclear Facilities Cannot Be Compromised
February 15, 2012 7:03 AM
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Iranian security experts believe they can protect their nuclear facilities against foreign cyber attack
Iranian officials believe that security experts tasked with preventing cyber attacks can protect their nuclear facilities.
"Most enemy threats target nuclear energy sites as well as electronic trade and banking operations," said Gholam Reza Jalali, Iranian civil defense head, noted in an interview. "Iranian experts possess adequate knowledge to confront cyber threats. All nuclear facilities in the country are immune from cyber attacks."
In 2009, the Stuxnet worm temporarily derailed some Iranian nuclear centrifuges, hitting more than 30,000 Iranian IP addresses. Stuxnet was designed so hijackers would be able to remotely control infected computers and collect information about nuclear facilities. However, Iranian officials said the worm was unable to cause any significant damage, or compromise any classified information.
Stuxnet apparently struck the Bushehr nuclear power plant first, though Iranian security officials were able to detect the cyber attack quickly. It was likely reverse-engineered so it could be stopped, but future attacks could be built from Stuxnet.
Following the attack, Iran accused tech giant Siemens of aiding the U.S. and Israel, saying the company needed to be held accountable for its actions. The company not surprisingly declined comment, and nothing has resulted from Iran's accusations.
Jalali also noted that foreign-made viruses, such as Stars and Doku, were likely launched by the United States, Israel, and other western super powers.
Both independent hackers and organized crime rings have launched cyber attacks on governments and corporations -- but the Iranian claims to be able to adequately counter cyber attacks seems foolhardy. Despite Stuxnet, Stars, and Doku not successfully compromising Iran's networks, other
more sophisticated attacks
are sure to follow.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard now has a group of organized hackers they call upon to attack western targets. The nation has had a cyber army for about three years, and wants to further modernize their attack methods.
Tensions between Iran and the rest of the world have reached a boiling point -- both on the Internet and in the real world -- as Israel blames Iran for several high-profile bombings in recent days.
FARS News Agency
Times of India
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2/15/2012 10:21:10 AM
How pathetic you sound. Your pathetic whimpering will be merely an afternote, as our bombs hit the ground. Fret about computers, fret about worms--defiantly shake your fists but we won't attack by your terms.
No, you don't have the Americans to fear, you don't have the internets either. No, it is simple really, just a few iron bombs that the Israeli's hold so dear.
Those F-16's, so sleek, so proud. They'll come in quick from afar and very low. You won't see them, no not until it is too late... all that will be left is a single smoking cloud.
So shout, so taunt, so make about with much boast. We laugh as we lounge with our women in public not in fear, not one bit. When all is said and done, it is us that will be having a toast.
"We can't expect users to use common sense. That would eliminate the need for all sorts of legislation, committees, oversight and lawyers." -- Christopher Jennings
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