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Minister: AIDS problem in Iran can “erupt as a volcano”

September 7, 2012


Iran’s Minister of Health and Medical Education Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi has warned that the AIDS problem in the country can go further and eventually “erupt as a volcano”, FARS reported. The minister went on to say that people in Iran continue to use crystal meth, which increases sexual desire up to 8-10 times, which leads to […]

“Kinetic attack to destroy Iranian nuclear capabilities can occur”

August 9, 2012


If there is a serious and concerted effort to destroy Iranian nuclear capabilities through digital means and it fails or is significantly challenged then a kinetic attack would most likely occur sooner rather than later, founder of WAF Enterprises, securty expert Amrit Williams said. Iranian officials have announced that to avoid future cyberattacks, the country […]

Iran to unplug key agencies from Internet

August 7, 2012


In a bid to avoid future cyberattacks, Iran plans to unplug key government agencies from the Internet starting next month, the country’s telecom chief Reza Taghipour said, ISNA reported. The plan to build a closed, nationwide intranet began in 2005. Two years ago, a limited test network was launched in the province of Qom. “The […]

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

July 26, 2012


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 […]

Flame can sabotage computers, likely used to attack Iran – Symantec Corp

June 22, 2012


The powerful Flame computer virus is not only capable of espionage but it can also sabotage computer systems and likely was used to attack Iran in April, according to a leading security company, Symantec Corporation, Reuters reported. Iran had previously blamed Flame for causing data loss on computers in the countrys main oil export terminal […]

Following “flame” attack on Iran, Kaspersky issues cyberwar warning

June 4, 2012


Europe’s largest antivirus company Kaspersky Lab warned against possible cyberwar, following the “flame” virus that attacked computers in Iran and the Middle East, NY Times reported. Kaspersky Lab recognized “Flame” as a technologically sophisticated virus that only a government could create. Kaspersky Lab said most infections (189) were found in Iran, and, although other infections […]

Iran set to build its first cyber army

February 21, 2012


Director of Iran’s Passive Defense Organization has announced plans to build the first Iranian cyber army following the successful launch of the cyber defense headquarters, Press TV reports.