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Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon


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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touring the Natanz enrichment facility in April 2008 during the time that Stuxnet is already believed to have been unleashed on computers in Iran.

Credit: Iranian presidents office

As Iran met in Kazakhstan this week with members of the UN Security Council to discuss its nuclear program, researchers announced that a new variant of the sophisticated cyberweapon known as Stuxnet had been found, which predates other known versions of the malicious code that were reportedly unleashed by the U.S. and Israel several years ago in an attempt to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.

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