With all the saber rattling from the president of Iran on his nation standing up against the nuclear powers of the world it is almost ironic that somehow his nuclear program was cyber screwed by a computer virus. Where it came from, who sent it, who built the virus, seems to be perfect karma for the idiot from Tehran that threatened the world with his potential nuclear threat.
The construction of the worm was so advanced, it was “like the arrival of an F-35 into a World War I battlefield,” says Ralph Langner, the computer expert who was the first to sound the alarm about Stuxnet. Others have called it the first “weaponized” computer virus.
Simply put, Stuxnet is an incredibly advanced, undetectable computer worm that took years to construct and was designed to jump from computer to computer until it found the specific, protected control system that it aimed to destroy: Iran’s nuclear enrichment program. – Fox News
The lowdown on the virus or worm that crippled the Iranian enrichment of nuclear fuel processing is that it was brilliant in every phase according to everyone that has been privy to study it. The article is a must read. The worm hid and remained dormant for long periods of time and changed at will till it found the computer systems it wanted to be in. Once there it manipulated the system to make all operations look normal while it slowly screwed up the centrifuges by varying the speeds of the centrifuge units burning out the bearings. All the while systems looked perfect to the Iranian scientist and engineers who ended up with garbage for nuclear fuel with no explanation.
Sitting back in my chair while I write this it would not surprise me in the least if this was an internal virus or worm built by very intelligent Iranian computer geniuses. It isn’t a secret that the religious government of Iran has always looked at its own scientific people as dangerous to the religious movement and murdered, persecuted, imprisoned, and harassed them to no end in the past. And yet they wanted the best of their scientific minds to build the worst potential product that could be used as a weapon to kill millions simply because the saber rattling was not enough. I’d bet a dozen Persian carpets that the Iranian Nuclear Program was sabotaged from within and I may just be right by the number of nuclear scientist in Iran that have simply disappeared. Or should I say merely wandered off into the desert due to the high rate of Alzheimer’s in the scientific community in Iran.
My next best bet would be a bunch of teenagers in Iran that thought they were buying a goat on Iran’s equivalent of Ebay and they accidently hit the wrong button and found themselves deep inside of the uranium centrifuge program. Ya that must be what really happened! NOT!
OR, and this might be a long shot, Imadinnerjacket pissed off so many nations around the world with his threats and saber rattling that they decided to put their best computer geeks minds together and screwed him and his program over. That would make more sense.
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