[Nov 2, 2018]
Iran’s strategic network was hit by a new destructive and sophisticated version of the Stuxnet cyber weapon, the Hadashot TV reports.
Iran’s strategic network was hit by a destructive malware-based attack hours after Israel revealed the Mossad had thwarted an Iranian murder plot in Denmark, and days after Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani’s phone was tapped.
Attackers used a malware similar to Stuxnet, the cyber weapon that hit the Iranian nuclear plant at Natanz in 2010 interfering with nuclear program of the Government of Teheran.
Iran has admitted in the past few days that it is again facing a similar attack, from a more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated virus than before, that has hit infrastructure and strategic networks.”
Stuxnet is the product of a joint operation conducted by the US and Israeli intelligence agencies along with the alleged help of GCHQ.
The malicious code used in the recent attacks is “more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated,” and Iran blames Israel for the offensive.