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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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Meanwhile, back in the real world, Iran has been betting pummeled over the past several days by both US and Israeli intelligence.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-11-01 12:43 PM | Reply

Israel.

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-11-01 12:49 PM | Reply

Love this type of news. Unfortunate that it is in the news though, because the strength of stuxnet was how it remained undetected for years.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-11-01 01:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Love news about terrorism?

#4 | Posted by bored at 2018-11-01 10:19 PM | Reply

State v. State action is not by definition terrorism, but nice deflection nonetheless.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-11-02 11:15 AM | Reply

State v. State action is not by definition terrorism

It's called "State Sponsored Terrorism". Look it up you dumb fraker. LOL

#6 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-11-02 11:24 AM | Reply

1. The attack was not intended to terrorize. It was an infrastructure attack.
2. Your thawb is showing, Texistani.

#7 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2018-11-02 12:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Good, we should do what is necessary to stop the oppression of the Iranian people and the spread of terrorism.

#8 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-11-02 12:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The attack was not intended to terrorize. It was an infrastructure attack.

I never said the virus attack was "State Sponsored Terrorism". I was simply pointing out the definition of "State Sponsored Terrorism" to a person who denies such a thing exists.

Your thawb

WTF is a "thawb"???? Some kind of falafil?

#9 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2018-11-02 01:13 PM | Reply

Good, we should do what is necessary to stop the oppression of the Iranian people and the spread of terrorism.

#8 | Posted by sawdust

Even if we have to become terrorists ourselves!

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-11-02 01:55 PM | Reply

#10

See #5

#11 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-11-02 02:03 PM | Reply

"Good, we should do what is necessary to stop the oppression of the Iranian people and the spread of terrorism."

But we can continue being buddies with Saudi Arabia? Were I to say one was worse than the other the Saudis would win.

#12 | Posted by danni at 2018-11-02 03:46 PM | Reply

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