This time it is the 'Stars' virus.
Star of David?
Stars and Stripes?
Star of Bethlehem?
Iran is once again under cyber attack
Iranian experts have found another computer virus called Stars in the local internet network, chairman of the Passive Defense Organization of Iran Gholam Reza Jalali, has announced, Trend reports.
According to him, at the moment specialists are studying the virus. Research results will be announced in the next days.
In July 2010 a Stuxnet virus attacked industrial computers worldwide, while its main target was the Iranian nuclear power plant in Bushehr.
Or here: After Stuxnet, a 'Star' is born
Security scribe Robert Lemos is chasing this one down for us, but at this point all we have to go by is this article from the Reuters news service:
Iran has been targeted by a second computer virus in a "cyber war" waged by its enemies, its commander of civil defence said on Monday. Gholamreza Jalali told the semi-official Mehr news agency that the new virus, called "Stars", was being investigated by experts.
"Fortunately, our young experts have been able to discover this virus and the Stars virus is now in the laboratory for more investigations," Jalali was quoted as saying. He did not specify the target of Stars or its intended impact.
"The particular characteristics of the Stars virus have been discovered," Jalali said. "The virus is congruous and harmonious with the (computer) system and in the initial phase it does minor damage and might be mistaken for some executive files of government organizations."
Jalali warned that the Stuxnet worm, discovered in computers at Iran's Bushehr nuclear reactor last year, still posed a potential risk. Some experts described it as the world's first "guided cyber missile", aimed at Iran's atomic program.Iranian officials said they had neutralised Stuxnet before it did the intended damage to its nuclear facilities
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