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Israel hints it may be behind super-virus targeting Iran

Posted By admin On May 30, 2012 @ 3:09 am In World News | Comments Disabled

London Independent [1]
May 30, 2012

A top Israeli minister yesterday fed speculation that the Jewish state could be responsible for a powerful new virus said to have been used in a fresh attack on computers in Iran and elsewhere in the Middle East.

The discovery of the unprecedented complex data-stealing “Flame” virus was disclosed by a Russian-based digital security firm Kaspersky Lab. Its experts reported on Monday that it had been applied most actively in Iran, but also in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Moshe Yaalon, Israel’s Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister, told the country’s Army Radio: “Anyone who sees the Iranian threat as a significant threat – it’s reasonable [to assume] that he will take various steps, including these, to harm it.”

Mr Yaalon, a former military Chief of Staff, added: “Israel was blessed as being a country rich with high-tech. These tools that we take pride in open up all kinds of opportunities for us.”

He stopped short of directly claiming responsibility, but Israel has long been in the forefront of opposition to Iran’s nuclear programme, currently the subject of difficult negotiations between Tehran and six world powers.

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[1] London Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israel-hints-it-may-be-behind-supervirus-targeting-iran-7800935.html

[2] Barak hints the US would join Israel in Iran strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/barak-hints-the-us-would-join-israel-in-iran-strike.html

[3] Israel army video hints at Syria, Iran attacks: report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-army-video-hints-at-syria-iran-attacks-report.html

[4] Stuxnet x20: Massive cyber spy virus ‘Flame’ hits Iran, Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stuxnet-x20-massive-cyber-spy-virus-flame-hits-iran-israel.html

[5] Iran: Israel behind Flame attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-israel-behind-flame-attack.html

[6] Israel threatening Iran with ‘nukes’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-threatening-iran-with-nukes.html

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