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New Stuxnet Virus Attack Has Delayed Start-up of Bushehr Reactor

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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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New Stuxnet Virus Attack Has Delayed Start-up of Bushehr Reactor


www.uncoverage.net

New Virus Attack Caused Iran to Miss the Bushehr Reactor Start-up

Iran was to have fully activated its first nuclear reactor at Bushehr Tuesday, Jan. 25. This did not happen. DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s intelligence and Moscow sources reveal that at the last minute, Iran’s hand on the switch was held by Moscow.
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posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:24 PM
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And with the recent revelations that Stuxnet was likely a joint project of Israel, and the U.S. tensions will rise in the Middle East, and between The U.S. and Russia.


An explosion at Bushehr, the Russian official warned, could cause deaths running into hundreds of thousands or even a million.


This has angered Russia, and the next day, Jan. 26, Moscow took the unusual step of demanding a NATO investigation into last year’s computer attack on the Russian-built nuclear reactor in Iran as it fears another Chernobyl.


Tehran wanted to prove it had beaten Stuxnet, whatever the cost. The Rosatom chief complained to Ahmadinejad of the impression gained by his engineers that the Iranian staff at Bushehr had been ordered to activate the reactor at all costs to prove that the Islamic Republic had beaten Stuxnet. This was their overriding concern rather than the safety of the Iranian and Persian Gulf populations.

........Our Iranian sources report that, after seeing the Russian official off, Ahmadinejad without further ado ordered the reactor to stay shut down.




www.uncoverage.net
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 28-1-2011 by burntheships because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:08 PM
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What if Stuxnet has in it a Directive to make the reactor overload when it comes on if it fails to delay the start of the reactor..

Just a thought!

StrangeyD



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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So the U.S., Israel, Britain and Germany are sabotaging Iran's nuclear reactor at the expense of thousands of innocent people. If this is true, It's a sad day for the human race. So I guess that would be considered collateral damage? How could any country sacrifice innocent men, women and children for the sake of removing a countries ability to develop nuclear weapons? Iran will not be the only country pursuing this capability. You can bet other radical governments will follow. You can't keep the lid on Pandora's box forever.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:19 PM
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In his haste to avert a catastrophe and avoid blame being attached to Russia which built the Bushehr reactor, Rogozin made a factual error. He said Stuxnet had caused the centrifuges at Bushehr to spin out of control. However, there are no centrifuges at Bushehr – unless Iran has hidden a secret uranium enrichment facility there.

Oops, slip of the tongue in there. So they are actually hiding some centrifuges in the Bushehr nuclear reactor. We know that the Stuxnet virus targets the centrifuges. If the Bushehr reactor cannot be opened because of the fear of the virus, then there is indeed a centrifuge in that nuclear reactor.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by StrangeyD
What if Stuxnet has in it a Directive to make the reactor overload when it comes on if it fails to delay the start of the reactor..

Just a thought!

StrangeyD


good idea! and very plausible!
However, with the awareness of this program/virus, i think it would look rather bad to the rest of the world if the us/israeli group detonated any kind of nuclear weapon or attack.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:25 PM
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Oh boy. Been out of the loop on this one, but this doesn't bode well considering recent events. I dunno why but I'm worried about Turkey.

Thanks for posting it.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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Could it be made to look like iranian incompetence at the reactor?

Not sure what stuxnet's goal could be, we know it can delay it but it can only delay it so far so what is its final directive?

StrangeyD



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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Dang, the Stuxnet computer virus still in the Bushehr reactor? It’s pretty amazing that the Iranians and Russians still have not been able to fully figure out how to completely remove it after 6 months. The virus is so well built and ahead of its time it really makes me wonder what other similar virus' have we sent out to affect different countries that are still undetected, and since this one was so advanced what new worm are they developing now for the next government-sanctioned cyber-attack?

I think it’s pretty messed up that Stuxnet was designed to basically cause a meltdown at the reactor. If it had not been for the Iranian and Russian scientists paying close attention to the actual mechanics of the reactor, even though the gauges read completely normal, there probably would have been an epic meltdown felt all over the world, killing thousands of Iranians. Then they would have blamed it on Iran to usher in new nuclear restrictions and sanctions for Iran. If they resisted the new guidelines and carried on with their nuclear program.. WAR. Good thing they detected the worm.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 11:10 AM
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Thats one way to look at it.

Albeit others see it in a different light.

Take for instance this view....

www.jewishtimes.com...


While perhaps not as decisive as the development of the atomic bomb, nor as dramatic as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the revelation that the U.S. and Israel, working together, had forced more than a three-year delay in Iran’s ability to manufacture a nuclear weapon by inserting the Stuxnet computer virus into Iran’s nuclear facilities may, in fact, be a Middle Eastern “game changer.”

This is the case for two reasons:
• First, by delaying Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons, Iran’s influence in the Middle East suffered a major blow.

• Second, by eliminating a major area of conflict between the U.S. and Israel over the desirability of an immediate attack on Iran’s nuclear installations, a major problem in the U.S.-Israeli relationship has been removed.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 11:14 AM
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Its final directive will remain obscure for some time it seems.
Even if NATO were to address it, could take years.

Well, that is if Irans hand is stayed. Thank goodness they did not proceed at lighting the think up.


The Stuxnet worm attack known to have struck computers at the Russian-built Iranian Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran has serious implications and could have caused "another Chernobyl," a Russian ambassador is said to have advised NATO yesterday, according to a Reuters report.

The Reuters report says Dmitry Rogozin, Russia's ambassador to NATO, called the Stuxnet virus "very toxic, very dangerous" and said it had caused centrifuges to spin out of control and was dangerous enough to have possibly caused "a new Chernobyl," an allusion to the devastating nuclear-plant accident in the mid-1980s in Ukraine.

According to Reuters, Russian ambassador Rogozin said NATO should be investigating the Stuxnet matter.

www.networkworld.com...



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 11:36 AM
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I say that the Iranians have been attacked by terrorists. Or thats what thw USA or Israel would say, if it was them who had been attacked with a virus.



posted on Jan, 29 2011 @ 08:51 PM
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Thanks for the Article


One thing i seem to be either not getting or havent read it anywhere yet is, has anyone actually claimed responsibility for the creation and deployment of the stuxnet virus?? (i.e US,Israel)

StrangeyD

Edit: Reversing Stuxnets Rootkit Just saw this on the comments of the article you posted, maybe this could give some kind of indication of the source of stuxnet if some more experienced programmers get a look at it.

edit on 07/03/07 by StrangeyD because: (no reason given)




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