New report ties U.S., Israel to Flame via Stuxnet code comparison
- then Earlier this month, a New York Times report claimed that the Stuxnet virus rampaging through the networks of Iranian nuclear facilities was co-created by the United States and Israel, and deployed under direct instruction from President Obama.
- now Security analysts and Western officials say that portions of the code from Stuxnet also appears in the code for the Flame virus, confirming suspicions that the United States and Israel created the virus in an effort to hamper Iranian nuclear efforts. source
» The reports come less than 24 hours after news broke that six-nation negotiations with Iran, over the country’s nuclear ambitions, broke down yesterday. During the discussions, Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili continually insisted that the international community lift sanctions and respect his country’s right to enrich uranium. “We had an intense and tough exchange of views,” said EU spokesman Michael Mann, “They responded to our package of proposals from Baghdad but, in doing so, brought up lots of questions.”