16 Apr '11, 8pm

Iran: Computer worm could have caused huge damage: by ALI AKBAR DAREINI AP TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A senior Iranian

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A senior Iranian military official involved in investigating a mysterious computer worm targeting Iranian nuclear facilities and other industrial sites said Saturday the malware could have caused large-scale accidents and loss of life. It first emerged in September that Iran was battling a powerful computer worm known as Stuxnet, which has the ability to send centrifuges - used in nuclear fuel production - spinning out of control. Its appearance and the suspicion that Israel and the U.S. might have been involved raised the prospect of covert attempts to thwart a nuclear program that the West fears is aimed at weapons production. Iran has acknowledged the code infected laptops belonging to employees at its first nuclear power plant, whose launch has been repeated delayed. It is also believed to have temporarily crippled Iran's uranium enrichment program ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110416-0000921/Iran--...

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