Monday 24 July 2017

'Nuclear spies' held in Iran after cyber attack

Richard Spencer in Dubai

Iran has arrested a number of alleged "nuclear spies" as it tries to fight off a sophisticated cyber attack, its intelligence minister has said.

Heidar Moslehi claimed that the country was facing sabotage from foreign intelligence services. He also said that "electronic worms" had been distributed through the internet "to undermine Iran's nuclear activities".

Mr Moslehi was referring to reports that a complex computer worm known as Stuxnet that has been traced by analysts in the West might have been targeting Iran's nuclear programme. Iran was said to have suffered 60pc of all known infections last week.

No one has claimed responsibility for creating the worm, though suspicion has fallen on Israel, which is known to be trying to sabotage Iran's nuclear programme. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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