Government claims IT experts thwarted Stuxnet infection, which is said to have 'nation-state' backing

Iran says nuclear program safe from worm attack

Iran has said its nuclear program has not been effected by the recent advanced cyber attack by the Stuxnet worm.

Experts believe the hyper-advanced worm was targeted directly at Iranian infrastructure, and had ‘nation-state’ support.

The Islamic Republic News Agency reports that M Zarean – deputy chairman of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization for Safety, Protection and Security – claims Iranian IT experts had taken precautionary measures to thwart attacks on Iran’s nuclear sites and facilities.

He said that "Iranian experts are determined to seriously deal with possible cyber attack and protect the Iranian nuclear sites."

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