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January 17, 2011

Did a U.S. Government Lab Help Israel Develop Stuxnet?

Did a U.S. Government Lab Help Israel Develop Stuxnet?

Wired, by Kim Zetter

Questions are being raised about the involvement of U.S. government researchers in the creation of a digital weapon that experts believe may have sabotaged centrifuges at a uranium-enrichment plant in Iran.

Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory, which is overseen by the U.S. Department of Energy, may have passed critical information to Israel about vulnerabilities in a system that controls Iran’s enrichment plant at Natanz. That information was then used to create and test the so-called Stuxnet worm that was unleashed in a joint cyberattack on Natanz, according to The New York Times.

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