July 29, 2014

Stuxnet Worm was Planted by Double Agent

(LiveHacking.Com) – Industrial Safety and Security Source is reporting that the Stuxnet virus was planted by an Iranian double agent via a memory stick. The Stuxnet malware is widely believed to have caused damage to Iran’s nuclear program by breaking the motors on 1,000 centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility.

ISS Source are quoting from U.S. intelligence officials who say that saboteur was probably a member of an Iranian dissident group as using a person on the ground would greatly increase the probability of computer infection, as opposed to passively waiting for the software to spread through the computer facility. “Iranian double agents” would have helped to target the most vulnerable spots in the system,” one source said. In October 2010, Iran’s intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi said an unspecified number of “nuclear spies” were arrested in connection with Stuxnet.33 virus.

The report says that these agents were probably members of the militant Iranian opposition movement Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK) which, according to Vince Cannistraro, former head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism, is being used by Israel’s Mossad intelligence service from whom they receive training and finance.

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