Thursday, November 01, 2018
Iranian infrastructure and strategic networks have come under attack in the last few days by a computer virus similar to Stuxnet but "more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated," and Israeli officials are refusing to discuss what role, if any, they may have had in the operation. The report came hours after Israel said its Mossad intelligence agency had thwarted an Iranian murder plot in Denmark, and two days after Iran acknowledged that President Hassan Rouhani's mobile phone had been bugged.
It also follows a string of Israeli intelligence coups against Iran, including the extraction from Tehran in January by the Mossad of the contents of a vast archive documenting Iran's nuclear weapons program, and other Iranian nuclear and missile assets inside Iran, Syria and Lebanon. The Stuxnet virus was reported to have been developed by US and Israeli intelligence. It penetrated Iran's rogue nuclear program, sabotaging its enrichment processes by speeding up its centrifuges.
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