Worm hits computers of staff at Iran nuclear plant

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 26, 2010 13:40




TEHERAN, Iran — Iran's official news agency reported Sunday that a complex computer worm has affected the personal computers of staff at the country's first nuclear power plant weeks before the facility is to go online.

The IRNA news agency quoted the head of the Bushehr nuclear plant, Mahmoud Jafari, as saying a team is inspecting several computers to remove the malware, but that it "has not caused any damage to major systems of the plant."

Experts in Germany discovered the worm in July, and it has since shown up in a number of attacks — primarily in Iran, Indonesia, India and the US.

The computer worm, dubbed Stuxnet, can take over systems that control the inner workings of industrial plants.


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