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ROYC75
04-25-2011, 11:55 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ml_iran_cyber_attack


Iran says it has uncovered second cyber attack
AP


By ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press – 1 hr 30 mins ago

TEHRAN, Iran – 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 industrial sites.

Iran has acknowledged that Stuxnet affected a limited number of centrifuges — a key component in the production of nuclear fuel — at its main uranium enrichment facility in the central city of Natanz. But Tehran has said its scientists discovered and neutralized the malware before it could cause serious damage.

Jalali downplayed the impact of Stars, but said it is "harmonious" with computer systems and "inflicts minor damage in the initial stage and might be mistaken for executive files of governmental organizations."

Jalali heads a military unit called Passive Defense that primarily deals with countering sabotage. The unit was set up on the orders of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

A separate unit has also been set up by Iran's Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications to decode incoming computer viruses and neutralize them, Jalali said.

Last week, Jalali said Stuxnet could have caused large-scale accidents and loss of life and claimed that Iranian experts have determined that the United States and Israel were behind the malware, which can take over the control systems of industrial sites like power plants.

The U.S. and its allies suspect Iran's nuclear program aims to develop atomic weapons. Iran denies the charges, and says the program is only for peaceful purposes.

Donger
04-25-2011, 11:57 AM
I love it.

ROYC75
04-25-2011, 12:30 PM
I bet they do not think it is a box office smash like ours was ?

blaise
04-25-2011, 12:43 PM
They should name the next one the Persian Bug.

ROYC75
04-25-2011, 12:44 PM
They should name the next one the Persian Bug.

Good call !:thumb:

LiveSteam
04-25-2011, 12:53 PM
drop a couple ICBM & call it done.

patteeu
04-25-2011, 01:00 PM
Iran needs to download AVG or quit pinching pennies and buck up for Kaspersky.

blaise
04-25-2011, 01:11 PM
Iran needs to download AVG or quit pinching pennies and buck up for Kaspersky.

The nuclear scientists need to stop clicking on porn sites.

Simplex3
04-25-2011, 01:13 PM
The nuclear scientists need to stop clicking on porn sites.

If they surfed porn at home they might have to kill their families to save their honor. It's safer to just do it at work.

blaise
04-25-2011, 01:15 PM
If they surfed porn at home they might have to kill their families to save their honor. It's safer to just do it at work.

The most popular porn videos they click on are reportedly:

Villagers Stoning Sluts #10
Skull Stoned Sluts #21
and Fuck My Ass and then Stone Me to Death #16

vailpass
04-25-2011, 01:43 PM
The most popular porn videos they click on are reportedly:

Villagers Stoning Sluts #10
Skull Stoned Sluts #21
and **** My Ass and then Stone Me to Death #16

LMAO

vailpass
04-25-2011, 01:44 PM
This is great news if true. I'd love to see a concerted effort by the civilized world to continually blaock Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons through covert means such as this.

ROYC75
04-25-2011, 09:05 PM
This is great news if true. I'd love to see a concerted effort by the civilized world to continually blaock Iran's efforts to develop nuclear weapons through covert means such as this.

Yep, but all is fair in Love & War.

How long before we get attacked this way ?

KILLER_CLOWN
04-25-2011, 09:11 PM
Ya it's great Iran signed the NNPT and we are sabotaging their Power stations. Iran isn't the enemy, Satan is the enemy.

patteeu
04-25-2011, 09:47 PM
Ya it's great Iran signed the NNPT and we are sabotaging their Power stations. Iran isn't the enemy, Satan is the enemy.

What makes you think Iran isn't the enemy?

KILLER_CLOWN
04-25-2011, 09:51 PM
What makes you think Iran isn't the enemy?

If Iran is wiped off the face of the map do you see a Utopia? or do you see another enemy that has wmd's and must be dealt with until all enemies are gone and then Utopia?

Saul Good
04-25-2011, 10:01 PM
I like how they claim that it "inflicts minor damage" as if these impossibly complicated programs were created to reset Iran's homepage or something.

KILLER_CLOWN
04-25-2011, 10:02 PM
I like how they claim that it "inflicts minor damage" as if these impossibly complicated programs were created to reset Iran's homepage or something.

Well as far as we know the plants aren't melting down or anything.

Saul Good
04-25-2011, 10:23 PM
I'm pretty sure that nuclear meltdown wasn't the goal.

KILLER_CLOWN
04-25-2011, 10:41 PM
I'm pretty sure that nuclear meltdown wasn't the goal.

So the plan, that was in the works, to Bomb those nuclear facilities wouldn't cause a meltdown?

Hog Farmer
04-26-2011, 03:27 AM
This be funny chit man !

Hog Farmer
04-26-2011, 03:28 AM
It's probably just a trojan that if they'd unplug their laptop ,wait a few minutes and plug it back in problem solved.

Pushead2
04-26-2011, 05:50 AM
and **** My Ass and then Stone Me to Death #16

ROFL

patteeu
04-26-2011, 06:00 AM
If Iran is wiped off the face of the map do you see a Utopia? or do you see another enemy that has wmd's and must be dealt with until all enemies are gone and then Utopia?

Why did you dodge my question?

KILLER_CLOWN
04-26-2011, 07:23 AM
Why did you dodge my question?

I didn't Iran doesn't go around starting wars on an annual basis, that would be us.

patteeu
04-26-2011, 08:38 AM
I didn't Iran doesn't go around starting wars on an annual basis, that would be us.

Are you unfamiliar with the war they started with Israel in 2006? Does it make no difference to you that they helped Iraqi insurgents and Afghan Taliban kill Americans? I'm not sure if naiveté is enough to explain your views on this point.

ForeverChiefs58
04-26-2011, 09:25 AM
I didn't Iran doesn't go around starting wars on an annual basis, that would be us.


Iran goes around and funds terrorists groups and activity to kill people on a daily basis for decades. Maybe your wearing your hat too tight, try a larger size.

Saul Good
04-26-2011, 10:37 AM
So the plan, that was in the works, to Bomb those nuclear facilities wouldn't cause a meltdown?

Surely you recognize the difference between having a plan and having a goal. I have a plan in place in case I lose my job. My goal is to not have to put that plan into place.

vailpass
04-26-2011, 10:40 AM
I didn't Iran doesn't go around starting wars on an annual basis, that would be us.

I can't remember...have you always posted things this wrong?

KILLER_CLOWN
04-26-2011, 10:29 PM
Are you unfamiliar with the war they started with Israel in 2006? Does it make no difference to you that they helped Iraqi insurgents and Afghan Taliban kill Americans? I'm not sure if naiveté is enough to explain your views on this point.

I haven't seen concrete evidence other than the same idiots that proclaimed Iraq had WMD's telling us these things.

patteeu
04-27-2011, 07:26 AM
I haven't seen concrete evidence other than the same idiots that proclaimed Iraq had WMD's telling us these things.

That's rich coming from someone who gets his truth from the likes of prisonplanet.

KILLER_CLOWN
04-27-2011, 07:34 AM
That's rich coming from someone who gets his truth from the likes of prisonplanet.

You and paying attention do not mix, and what's rich about the truth? Truth is those you believe Lie. You see if someone i trust throws a huge lie out there, from that point on i take it with a grain of salt.