Ahmadinejad admits centrifuge computers damaged by virus

November 29, 2010 17:59

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday admitted that "software installed in electronic equipment" damaged "several" of the country's uranium enrichment centrifuges, according to an AFP report.

"They were able to disable on a limited basis some of our centrifuges by software installed in electronic equipment," Ahmadinejad responded to reporters after he was asked whether his country's nuclear program encountered problems."Our specialists stopped that and they will not be able to do it again," the Iranian president declared.

Earlier in November, Symantec, a computer security firm, said that computer worm "Stuxnet" might have been created to damage electronics that power uranium enrichment centrifuges.

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