Iran arrests nuclear spies: intelligence minister
October 3, 2010
TEHRAN - Without giving any details, Intelligence Minister Heydar Moslehi announced on Saturday that a number of nuclear spies have been arrested.Commenting on the cyber warfare campaign by the enemies against Iran, Moslehi told the Mehr News Agency that his ministry is capable of rapidly detecting any acts of sabotage and taking proper measures to foil them.
Moslehi also assured all citizens that the ministry has an absolute control over the cyberspace and is aware of different activities by the enemies’ intelligence services.
According to the Associated Press, a complex computer worm dubbed Stuxnet has recently infected some industrial sites in Iran and is capable of taking over power plants.
Analysts say Stuxnet may have been designed to target Iran's nuclear facilities, especially the Russian-built first atomic power plant in the southern city of Bushehr.
Officials have denied that Bushehr was among the addresses penetrated by the worm, but acknowledged that some personal computers of the plant's personnel had been infected.