UK Daily Mail
Oct 1, 2010
Israel has been linked to a complex worm currently attacking computers in Iran, which experts claim may have been designed to target the country’s nuclear facilities.
The Stuxnet worm, supposedly aimed at slowing Iran’s desire to create a nuclear arsenal, appears to include a reference to a Biblical story in which Jews pre-empt a Persian plot to destroy them.
The New York Times reports a file inside the Stuxnet code is named ‘Myrtus’ – a reference to the Hebrew word Esther, the same name as the Old Testament book in which the story appears.
Suspicion over the origin of the computer worm, which appears to have been created to disrupt Tehran’s nuclear programme, has fallen on both Israel and the U.S in recent days.
This article was posted: Friday, October 1, 2010 at 3:58 am