Return of Stuxnet? Electrical Outage at Iran Nuclear Facility Blamed on Israeli Cyber-attack

Return of Stuxnet? Electrical Outage at Iran Nuclear Facility Blamed on Israeli Cyber-attack

Posted April 11, 2021

Return of Stuxnet? Electrical Outage at Iran Nuclear Facility Blamed on Israeli Cyber-attack

  • Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility suffered a power outage on Sunday morning which media in Israel were quick to blame on its intelligence agency Mossad, a charge with the Israeli government neither confirmed nor denied.
  • The attack is reminiscent of a cyber-attak years ago when a suspected computer  virus,  “Stutnext” halted centrifuges at the Natanz facility. The virus, blamed an Israeli-U.S. joint operation, was hailed as the World’s first cyber-weapon.
  • The IAEA, the United Nations’ body that monitors Tehran’s atomic program, earlier said it was aware of media reports about the incident at Natanz and had spoken with Iranian officials about it.

| April 11, 2021