Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by virus,

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    Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next

    America’s cyberwar is already seeing collateral damage, and it’s hitting the country’s own billion-dollar companies. Oil giants Chevron say the Stuxnet computer virus made by the US to target Iran infected their systems as well.

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    California-based Chevron, a Fortune 500 company that’s among the biggest corporations in the world, admits this week that they discovered the Stuxnet worm on their systems back in 2010. Up until now, Chevron managed to make their finding a well-kept secret, and their disclosure published by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday marks the first time a US company has come clean about being infected by the virus


    Stuxnet worm was created by the United States with the assistance of Israel to set back Iran’s nuclear enrichment program . Rather than solely stealing intelligence through use of computer coding, the endeavor was believed to be the first cyberattack that intended to cause actual hard damage. Coupled with another malicious program named Flame , Stuxnet was waged against Iran as part of an initiative given the code name - Olympic Games.The worm was at first identified by the security company VirusBlokAda in mid-June 2010. A study of the spread of Stuxnet by Symantec showed that the main affected countries in the early days of the infection were Iran, Indonesia and India


    Stuxnet goes out of control: Chevron infected by anti-Iranian virus, others could be next — RT

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