25 Apr '11, 5pm

Iran under attack: 1st was Stuxnet. Now, Iran hit with new virus: STAR: #Israel

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran has been hit by a second computer virus, a senior military official said Monday, suggesting it was part of a concerted campaign to undermine the country's disputed nuclear program. Gholam Reza Jalali, the head of an Iranian military unit in charge of combatting sabotage, said that experts discovered the "espionage virus," which he called "Stars." "The Stars virus has been presented to the laboratory but is still being investigated," Jalali said in a report posted Monday on his organization's website, paydarymelli.ir. "No definite and final conclusions have been reached." He did not say what equipment or facilities the virus targeted, or when experts first detected it. "Stars" is the second serious computer worm to hit Iran in the past eight months. Late last year, a powerful virus known as Stuxnet targeted the country's nuclear facilities and other...

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