United States Admits that it Created Stuxnet (and probably Flame)

Breaking news out there today!  

Obama pretty much admitted that the United States created Stuxnet to cripple Irans Centrifuges in it’s Natanz Nuclear Facility.  Stuxnet was brought to the Natanz facility by a US / Israeli spy (presumably via a USB flash drive).  While Iran never admitted to the damage caused by Stuxnet, spies inside the facility reported on widespread outages that caused serious disruptions in uranium enrichment.

Codename – “Olympic Games”

Stuxnet was part of the United States program for cyber espionage and attacks called “Olympic Games”.  Stuxnet was just one of the “cyber threats” created to attack technology in nations that pose a significant threat to the United States, their allies and peace in general.  Olympic Games sounds like it’s going “full steam ahead” and we’ll be seeing a lot more of these cyber attacks from the US.  Is Flame part of “Olympic Games’?  It hasn’t been confirmed, but if I had to guess I’d say yes.

IMO

You’ve got to take care of your own.  If you have a nation’s president (Ahmadinejad) saying they’re going to “wipe you off the map” or “your country is the Great Satan” (Israel and US) you have to take that threat seriously and apply the appropriate counter measures.  I think cyber attacks are a lot better than the alternative…ya know… bomb’s, bulllets, blood and such.  

Will malware created for a peaceful purpose slow or stop Iran in it’s goal to create highly enriched uranium?  Probably not.  But ya know, everyday that we can wake up and not have people dying from war is a good day.  If malware can help achieve that, then I’m all for it.

What say you?

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9 Responses to United States Admits that it Created Stuxnet (and probably Flame)

  1. MHazell June 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    This is breaking news. I’m going to post about this on my website too.
    http://techmansworld.blogspot.com/2012/06/breaking-united-states-admits-that-it.html

    Feel free to comment there Matt.

  2. Bubba June 4, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    Any word on a new video Matt?

    • mrizos June 4, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

      I don’t want to say for sure, but I’m going to be uploading 2 videos this week.

      1. AVG – Can AVG remove malware on your PC
      2. Removing Malware for 2012 – Removing Malware on an infected PC, Post Cleanup and Fixes.

      • Bubba June 5, 2012 at 3:28 am #

        Awesome. Thanks for the reply.

      • MHazell June 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

        A MSE video coming soon as well? The last video you did is when it was in beta.

  3. Maximianusherculius2112 June 5, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    The path to war, and war itself, is a gradual escalation at times; it might start with cyber war, but it could very well end with a few nukes going off 10 years down the road. This is the world we live in, and it is very dangerous, yet politicians and bureaucrats seem more obsessed with “man made global warming/climate change/green”. The only global warming I car about is when nukes start detonating at their respective targets.

  4. Moebius June 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Dude, Ahmadinejad never said that (wipe you off the map). It was a error of translation and used as propaganda. The translation presented by the official Islamic Republic News Agency has been challenged by Arash Norouzi, who says the statement “wiped off the map” was never made and that Ahmadinejad did not refer to the nation or land mass of Israel, but to the “regime occupying Jerusalem”. Norouzi translated the original Persian to English, with the result, “the Imam said this regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the page of time.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Ahmadinejad_and_Israel

  5. 12345shre June 17, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    matt,do u think COMODO Defense+ will get flame and stuxnet nailed under it??

  6. Geronimo November 5, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    Moebius is exactly right and this type of media/govt collusion in the way of political myth disseminstion has led to the deaths and suffering of millions from WWI through the present day. Look beyond the propaganda smokescreen and it becomes apparent those accusational labels of terrorist, cybercriminal, traitor (Snowden espec), and the wider ” human rights violating menace to peace and freedom” discriptions put forth as rationals for police state surveillence and kangaroo court justice at home and wars across the globe best describe the accuser(s).ò

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