If virus attacks on Iran continue, U.S. will get its teeth knocked out – official

Posted on July 26, 2012

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If the U.S. continues to spread virus attacks on Iran, it will suffer a fatal blow and get its teeth knocked out, an official from Iran’s General Defense Headquarters Cyber Security department said, IRNA reported.

Commenting on the recent news about Iranian nuclear plants being attacked by the virus, the official noted that cyber-attacks against Iran are useless.

Earlier today Bloomberg reported citing the F-Secure Security Labs website that Iran’s nuclear facilities have suffered a cyber attack that shut down computers and played music from the rock band AC/DC.

A new worm has targeted Iran’s nuclear program, shutting down the “automation network” at the Natanz and Fordo facilities, the Internet security site reported, citing an e- mail it said was sent by a scientist inside Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization.

The virus also prompted several of the computers on site to play the song “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC at full volume in the middle of the night, according to the e-mail, part of which is published in English on the website.

F-Secure Security Labs, which is linked to F-Secure Oyj (FSC1V), the Finnish maker of security and cloud software, said that while it was unable to verify the details of the attack described, it had confirmed that the scientist who reported them was sending and receiving the e-mails from within Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization.

Iranian official urged the U.S. to stop harassing Iran via cyber attacks, or it will get a proper response.

Iran’s nuclear program and oil facilities have been subject to a succession of cyber attacks that the Foreign Ministry said in May were launched by hostile governments as part of a broader “soft war.”

Iran accuses the U.S. and Israel of trying to sabotage its technological progress. Both countries say Iran’s nuclear activities may have military intent, an allegation that Iran denies.

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