Stuxnet returns to Bushehr reactor. Russia warns of
……Russian engineers employed at the
reactor notified Moscow
that Stuxnet was again attacking the Bushehr systems after apparently taking a
rest from its first onslaught last June. There was no telling which systems had
been infected, because a key feature of the virus is that the systems' screens
show they are working normally when in fact they have been fatally disarmed.
Activating the reactor in these circumstances could cause an explosion far more
powerful than the disaster at the Russian reactor at Chernobyl,
Ukraine in April 1986, which
released 400 times more radioactive material than the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
The impression the Rosatom chief had gained from his
staff at Bushehr was that the Iranian teams had been ordered to activate the
reactor at any price to prove that the Islamic Republic had beaten Stuxnet..
This concern overrode security. The consequences of ignoring this fearful
hazard, said Kiriyenko, were unthinkable and would destroy the revolutionary
Islamic regime in Tehran
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