U.S. CREATED STUXNET WORM TO WAGE "CYBER WAR" AGAINST IRAN ON OBAMA'S ORDERS - PAPER
- The U.S. is at cyber war with Iran. Actually it has been at cyber war with Iran since the start of the Obama administration and authored the Stuxnet virus that has since spun out of control, Silicon Republic reported.
It is understood the U.S. created the Stuxnet worm to attack Iran's nuclear power facilities but escaped into cyberspace.
According to The New York Times, the worm's escape caused panic stations in the White House Situation Room.
However, instead of shutting Stuxnet down, U.S. cyber attacks on Iran's nuclear facilities have increased on U.S. President Barack Obama's orders.
However, the effectiveness of Stuxnet appears to be questionable and Iran managed to continue to develop its nuclear facilities.
In addition, Iran has developed its own cyber warfare unit.
The U.S. has reportedly amassed a considerable arsenal of cyber warfare weaponry under a project that began under the Bush administration code named Olympic Games.
According to The New York Times, the use of the cyber weapons has actually prompted soul searching among Obama and his cyber warfare team about whether the use of the weapons could actually allow terrorists and warring nations to justify the use of cyber attacks.
Stuxnet, which targets SCADA software used in energy and industrial automation systems, went on to infect computers all over the world, including water supply companies in the U.S.
Ah well, at least Obama and his Olympic Games team can take comfort in the knowledge that 60pc of computers infected worldwide were in Iran, according to Symantec, Silicon Republic said.
- 1724 Arif Ahmed pasha (Turkish general) marches against Yerevan through Gyoomree.
- 1878 The Berlin Congress opens and also discusses the Armenian Question. It ends one month later.
- 1880 The "Araratinan, Dprotsasirats-Eastern" and "Cilicia Armenian Benevolent" organizations of Constantinople join as the "Armenian United Association", headed by Chiraz and Arpiaryan.
- 1897 Death of Artashes Devanian, one of the early figureheads of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Party. He was born in 1868.
- 1915 The Armenians of Shapin-Karahisar (Western Armenia) defend themselves for ten months against the Armenian Genocide organized by the Turks.
- 1956 The ten-day festival of Armenian Art and Literature opens in Moscow.