Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Update on Iran/Asia worm attack

This is especially enlightening as
1. I got this from MIT's the tech which is the same paper which printed
that racist opinion on Iran in february.
2. It details how Computers in India and Indonesia were hit by it as
well. They were targeted to
3. Make it look like a random worm, which is bullshit because
4. India operates several israeli PT Craft and Indonesia has German and
Dutch built warships, as well as other German built military equipment
which iran also operates.
Peter Khan Zendran


Worm in Iran was perfect for sabotaging centrifuges
By William J. Broadand David E. Sanger
THE NEW YORK TIMES
November 19, 2010
Experts dissecting the computer worm suspected of being aimed at
Iran’s nuclear program have determined that it was precisely
calibrated in a way that could send nuclear centrifuges wildly out of
control.

Their conclusion, while not definitive, begins to clear some of the fog
around the Stuxnet worm, a malicious program detected this year on
computers, primarily in Iran but also India, Indonesia and other
countries.

The paternity of the worm is still in dispute, but in recent weeks
officials from Israel have broken into wide smiles when asked whether
Israel was behind the attack, or knew who was. American officials have
suggested it originated abroad.

The new forensic work narrows the range of targets and deciphers the
worm’s plan of attack. Computer analysts say Stuxnet does its damage
by making quick changes in the rotational speed of motors, shifting them
rapidly up and down.

Changing the speed “sabotages the normal operation of the industrial
control process,” Eric Chien, a researcher at the computer security
company Symantec, wrote in a blog post.

Those fluctuations, nuclear analysts said in response to the report, are
a recipe for disaster among the thousands of centrifuges spinning in
Iran to enrich uranium, which can fuel reactors or bombs. Rapid changes
can cause them to blow apart. Reports issued by international inspectors
reveal that Iran has experienced many problems keeping its centrifuges
running, with hundreds removed from active service since summer 2009.

Intelligence officials have said they believe that a series of covert
programs are responsible for at least some of that decline. So when Iran
reported this year that it was battling the Stuxnet worm, many experts
immediately suspected that it was a state-sponsored cyberattack.

The computer analysis, Albright’s Wednesday report concluded, “makes
a legitimate case that Stuxnet could indeed disrupt or destroy”
Iranian centrifuge plants.

The latest evidence does not prove Iran was the target, and there have
been no confirmed reports of industrial damage linked to Stuxnet.

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