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Iran confirms personal computers at nuclear plant hit by worm

09-27-2010 07:39 BJT

TEHRAN, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Stuxnet computer worm has hit the personal computers of the staff at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, the official IRNA News agency reported Sunday.

"The inspections show that some personal computers of the staff at Bushehr nuclear plant have been affected by the worm," Mahmoud Jafari, an Iranian nuclear official was quoted as saying.

"The virus has not caused any damage to major systems of Bushehr nuclear plant,'' he told IRNA.

A team has been formed at the plant to inspect the personal computers of the staff to remove the problem, he added.

He ruled out the possibility that the problem will affect the performance and the imminent launch of the power plant, according to IRNA.

Jafari denied that the worm has caused the delay in the launch of the plant.

The Islamic Republic said that the computer worm has infected 30,000 IP addresses in Iran recently.

Stuxnet is the first discovered worm that spies on and reprograms industrial systems. It was specifically written to attack SCADA systems which are used to control and monitor industrial processes.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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