- If you are not yet a Down To Earth subscriber, please click here to subscribe: Subscription
- If you are an existing Down To Earth subscriber, please log in to download digital archives.
Computer Virus>> Nuclear Energy • Iran
The “hacktivist” group, Anonymous, claims to have access to the sophisticated computer virus developed as a joint Israel-US cyber attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities.
The group says it obtained details of the Stuxnet worm from the emails of HBGary, a US security company the hacker collective attacked in early February. Anonymous has signalled an intention to attack Iranian government websites in support of a planned green movement.
Security experts said even though Anonymous has access to parts of Stuxnet, it does not control the vital enabling code to attack the Bushehr nuclear plant—an attack Russia’s NATO ambassador said could trigger a “new Chernobyl”.
Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.