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2011-02-15 12:52:40

Security researchers have found that a powerful Internet worm repeatedly targeted five industrial facilities in Iran over 10 months. Stuxnet was the first-known virus specifically designed to target real-world infrastructure, such as power stations. Security firm Symantec revealed how waves of new variants were launched at Iranian industrial facilities. Some versions struck their targets within 12 hours of being written. "We are trying to do some epidemiology," Orla Cox of Symantec told...

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2011-02-04 13:55:00

A senior official said Friday that Iran should investigate claims that the Stuxnet computer virus has caused major harm to its first nuclear power station. The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said reports of major damage to the Bushehr plant were a malicious campaign by countries hostile to Tehran's nuclear program, but that they should be looked into in any case. "Many of these discussions raised in the media and world public opinion about the Stuxnet virus are an effort to...

2011-02-01 15:20:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A screening of Iranium, a documentary film exposing the dangers posed by a nuclear Iran, has been rescheduled for February 6 at the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Theatre in Ottawa at 7PM. Hosted by the Free Thinking Film Society, the event was originally scheduled for January 18 and was cancelled following complaints and threats of protest from the Iranian Embassy. The cancellation of the January event, which was to be the first major screening...

2011-01-20 16:13:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canadian Minister of Heritage James Moore has vowed that a screening of the documentary film Iranium will soon take place at the National Archives following the cancelation of the film's showing earlier this week. The Iranian embassy was behind requests to cancel the event on Tuesday. The National Archives buckled to pressure and canceled the event as threats of protest grew. The building was ultimately shutdown when two suspicious...

2010-12-29 15:08:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- START's ratification allows the U.S., Russia, and the world to focus on rogue nuclear states like Iran. In an OpEdNews article today, "Iran: Nuclear weapons or Peaceful Energy?" ex-White House staffer, Robert Weiner and national security analyst, James Lewis offer a primer of criteria to know if Iran is developing weapons: "According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Supplier Group, reactor fuel is...

2010-12-22 16:03:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded today's U.S. Senate ratification, by a vote of 71 to 26, of the New START treaty. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The New START treaty serves America's highest strategic interests," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. The treaty provides for resuming critical nuclear inspection programs that had been in place since the end of the Cold War, but ceased with the December 2009 expiration of...

2010-12-07 13:35:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- As talks in Geneva between leading states and Iran over the latter's nuclear program ended today in a predictable stalemate, AJC urged that maximum economic and political pressure on the Tehran regime be sustained for as long as it defies UN Security Council resolutions over its nuclear activities, particularly uranium enrichment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO) "The Iranian regime was expressing contempt for...

2010-10-18 14:23:00

Valerie Plame Wilson joins leading experts on nuclear weapons from government and advocacy groups for two-day training WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Women leaders are gathering this week at the Fair Game Summit: Women and Nuclear Security to rally around one of the most pressing issues facing our nation: the dangers posed by nuclear weapons. Hosted by Participant Media and The White House Project, the two-day leadership training will focus on how women can become more...

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2010-10-05 12:50:00

Iran said on Tuesday that a computer worm found on laptops of several employees at the country's nuclear power plant is part of a covert Western plot to try and derail its nuclear program. Iranian officials said the Stuxnet worm has affected computers of employees at the Bushehr nuclear power plant and that it could be a conspiracy to damage Iran's nuclear activities. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast's comments on Tuesday accused Western countries of the sabotage. The U.S.,...

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2010-09-25 05:50:00

Computer security experts say a computer virus that has infected industrial control systems worldwide appears to have been aimed primarily at nuclear facilities in Iran. The malicious software, dubbed Stuxnet, is a "trojan worm" that disguises itself as a safe application.  The virus spreads from USB "thumb drive" memory devices, exploiting a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system that has since been resolved.  The virus attacks widely used industrial automation...