Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stuxnet Struck Russian Nuclear Power Plant

 Remember Stuxnet? The cyber warfare viral attack launched by US and Israel?

More revelations about the extent of Stuxnet's reach have surfaced, courtesy of the head of Russian anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab.  

Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO and Chairman of his namesake company, said that the sophisticated malware also infected a Russian nuclear plant around the height of reports on the threat during "the Stuxnet time," as he put it.

When Stuxnet was made public in June 2010, a New York Times article contended that the worm was a creation of the United States and Israel to undermine Iran's nuclear program. The malware specifically targeted Siemens supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems that are used to manage plant industrial processes.

Kaspersky shared the revelations at Australia's National Press Club last week.

According to the CEO, a “friend” of his who worked at the unnamed plant in Russia told him of the incident, which occurred after Stuxnet hit Iranian facilities in Natanz.The nuclear plant network, which was disconnected from the internet, was “badly infected by Stuxnet,” Kaspersky said in Australia.

Last November, U.S. oil giant Chevron also revealed that Stuxnet ran loose beyond its intended targets in 2010 and infected its network. At the time, a Chevron spokeswoman claimed that the company was not negatively impacted by the cyber attack.

The utter lunacy on the part of the US and Israel in undertaking this type of attack should be lost on no one!
If you are at all unfamiliar with Stuxnet:

1-How this cyber attack launched by Israel and the US works is explained in the interview with James Bamford:  James Bamford: NSA, US Space Command & the Global Brave New World of Surveillance

2-Going way back to 2010 Israel responsible for Stuxnet attack

3-New York Times finally reports on what was known a year earlier- 2011: Stuxnet, tested in Israel, developed with the aid of the US


  1. not related but this news is just so absurd

    MI6 spy Gareth Williams 'probably an accident', police say

    The death of MI6 spy Gareth Williams, whose body was found in a padlocked sports bag, was probably an accident, UK police have said.

    Found dead in a padlocked sports bag an accident?

    Law enfarcement. How did they make this pronouncement with a straight face?

    1. Even more farcical when you know that Gareth lived (and died) in an MI6 'safehouse'. In other words, it was wired for pictures and sound.

      The conclusion that follows from this is that MI6 killed him and it was a warning to other MI6 and related agencies' staff to behave themselves.

      Anyone interested in the twists and turns of the story would do well to read Winter Patriot's dedicated blog to Gareth Williams' death, Sherlock Holmes and the Alderney Street Mystery

    2. take 2!

      Hey james

      the mi6 story was not related to stuxnet but geez I just had to say something about it

      Gareth lived in a 'safe house'
      well it sure as heck was not safe
      I don't know the background of that saga, but, with that crazy conclusion?!?!

      You know this is a cover up!

      as for stunxnet

      wild or intentional hit on Russia
      considering Russia worked with Iran building nuclear power plants, it would seem a good case could be made for intentional targeting of the Russian power plant.

  2. Gareth Williams murder a 'warning' - I'm reminded of the strange GEC Marconi 'suicides' of the 1980s

    2 examples out of 25 strange deaths-
    ...Circumstance of Death: Died as a result of placing a rope around his neck, tying the other end to a tree and then driving off in his car with the accelerator pedal jammed down.
    Found dead in his flat in with his feet bound and a plastic bag over his head. Rope was tied around his body, coiling four times around his neck.
    Coroner's verdict: Accident.

  3. PS the 'Reply' and 'Add Comment' thingies have stopped working for me so that's why my last comment was out of place.

  4. blogger is always wonky
    thanks freethinker!

  5. This Stuxnet could never have happened without the active support of Siemens and traitors. take a look at Siemens board of directors and major shareholder. You will see the Khazaar connection. This is no different than what is happening with NSA spy scandal.