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  • Snowden says U.S., Israel created Stuxnet virus

    July 8, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    Whistleblower Edward Snowden told a German magazine that Israel and the United States created the Stuxnet computer virus that destroyed nuclear centrifuges in Iran. 

    Snowden made the statement as part of an interview with the German news magazine Der Spiegel in which he...

  • Researchers say Stuxnet was deployed against Iran in 2007

    February 26, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Researchers at Symantec Corp. have uncovered a version of the Stuxnet computer virus that was used to attack Iran's nuclear program in November 2007, two years earlier than previously thought.

    Planning for the cyber weapon, the first publicly known example of a virus being used...

  • U.S. report: Iran spying on Israel via stations in Syria, Golan

    January 14, 2013 | 9:49 am

    Iran is spying on Israel via signals intelligence stations in northern Syria and the Golan Heights in cooperation with Hezbollah, according to a new report.

    "Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security: A Profile," a joint report by the U.S. Department of Defense and Congress,...

  • June 10, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 10, 2012 | 2:37 am

    Noteworthy
    Iran prepares for Moscow
    Kaveh L Afrasiabi of Asia Times Online speaks to Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, about his country’s nuclear program.

    Neither the Stuxnet nor Flame [the latest cyber attack] nor other acts of...

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  • Americans, Israelis jointly developed computer virus

    June 1, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The National Security Agency and a secret Israeli military unit jointly developed a complex computer worm that attacked equipment in Iranian nuclear installations.

    The cooperation—which began in the Bush administration and was accelerated by the Obama White House—may have been part...

  • Flame computer bug may have been released by Israel, minister says

    May 29, 2012 | 9:17 am

    A computer virus attacking computers in Iran and the West Bank may have been created with Israeli involvement, a government minister hinted.

    Israeli vice prime minister Moshe Ya’alon said in an interview Tuesday on Israel Radio that “Anyone who sees the Iranian threat as a...

  • May 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 29, 2012 | 4:38 am

    Syria is looking like Bosnia 20 years ago

    Despite the ongoing violence in Syria, in particular the massacre in Houla ‎over the weekend, it is seems less and less likely that an end is in sight, ‎writes Ian Black in the Guardian.

    Hanging over the whole bleak story is this...

  • February 27, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 27, 2012 | 4:09 am

    Assad’s evil endgame

    Writing in the New York Post, Amir Taheri looks at the Syrian President’s three-pronged plan for holding on to power as the country descends into further violence.

    Could Assad’s new strategy save his regime? Although no one knows the future, the logical...

  • Experts say Iran has ‘neutralized’ Stuxnet virus

    February 14, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    Iranian engineers have succeeded in neutralizing and purging the computer virus known as Stuxnet from their country’s nuclear machinery, European and U.S. officials and private experts have told Reuters.

    The malicious code, whose precise origin and authorship remain unconfirmed,...

  • New Stuxnet-like computer virus discovered

    October 19, 2011 | 11:42 am

    A computer virus similar to the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear program has been identified.

    Duqu, with a malicious code similar to Stuxnet, was discovered on computer systems in Europe, the computer security firm Symantec said in a report issued Tuesday.

    “Parts of Duqu...

  • WikiLeaks: U.S. advised to fight Iranian nukes with ‘covert sabotage’

    January 19, 2011 | 9:21 am

    The United States was advised by a German think tank to use “covert sabotage” to disrupt Iran’s march toward nuclear weapons, a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable reveals.

    The cable from the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Philip Murphy, sent in January 2010, said that Volker Perthes,...

  • With Stuxnet delaying Iran’s bomb, is the urgency gone?

    January 18, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    In the wake of revelations that a computer virus may have set back Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the Western groups and analysts that track the Islamic Republic are saying “More of the same, please.”

    The benefits of a nonviolent program that inhibits Iranian hegemony by...