Friday, June 22, 2012

Iran's determination to file a complaint about cyber attacks on international




Minister of Telecommunications of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Reza Taghipour said it would file a lawsuit against cyber attacks on Iranian government agencies to related international organizations. This was emphasized by Taqipour on Wednesday (6/20) during a press conference in Tehran. He said Iran's complaints about cyber attacks on state government agencies would be sent to related international organizations through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at various special meetings such as the telecommunication technology hearing in Geneva, Iran's representatives would formally declare Tehran's protests regarding the matter.


Reza Taghipour added, in the past few weeks a number of Iranian government departments had been attacked by a number of foreign countries. He called this attack a cyber security threat and cyber terrorism.

Meanwhile, a US daily revealed that President Barack Obama secretly ordered a cyber attack with the Stuxnet computer virus against Iran to sabotage the country's nuclear program. "... President Obama quietly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on computer systems that run the main Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities ...," The New York Times wrote on Friday (1/6).


The report added that the attack was part of a wave of US digital attacks on Iran. The US daily also confirmed that the Stuxnet virus was created with the help of the Israeli secret intelligence unit.

Stuxnet, first identified by the Tehran government in June 2010. This virus is malware designed to infect computers using a control system used by industries that manage water, oil, and power generation supplies.

In July 2010, media reports said that Stuxnet was targeting the computer industry worldwide, and Iran was the main target of the attack. The media reported that the Bushehr nuclear power plant was at the center of a cyber attack. However, Iranian experts were able to detect the virus and managed to prevent damage to the industrial site.


Israeli and US cooperation in launching cyber attacks on Iran is easily carried out given the strong influence of America in various international institutions such as the UN Security Council and the IAEA Board of Governors. News One assesses cyber war and terrorism against Iran as a secret war to confront Tehran's civilian nuclear program.


Although cyber war is not as deadly as military war and its impact also does not seem clear, cyber warfare has devastating effects on the economy and the development of science in the world. On the other hand, even though Iran was able to ward off cyber attacks and foreign viruses and also succeeded in creating anti-virus, but Tehran continued to emphasize the urgency of investigating this issue through international legal channels.


IRIB / The Truth Seeker Media


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