Could Iran Really Contain Stuxnet? Experts in the US And Europe Doubt It

Iran’s ┬áPresident Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has recently acknowledged that the Stuxnet worm could actually penetrate its nuclear facility after a series of denials. However, this has caused enough distrust that security researchers in the US and Europe have doubted his recent claim of the worm being contained.

Fox News writes on this saying,

The American and European experts say their security websites, which deal with the computer worm known as Stuxnet, continue to be swamped with traffic from Tehran and other places in the Islamic Republic, an indication that the worm continues to infect the computers at Iran’s two nuclear sites.

Another American company offering advice on how to negate the effect of this worm has received a massive inflow of traffic and has written:

Iran now represents 14.9 percent of total traffic, surpassing the United States with a total of 12.1 percent. Given the different population sizes, that is a significant number.

Another concern is a growing number of imposters signing up on security websites dealing with the Stuxnet issue. This clearly shows that Stuxnet is more than just a worm in action here. This is a perfect cocktail of a worm-based attack and a human backing to give Iranian nuclear power plants a high.

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Chinmoy Kanjilal

Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.