Incident Response, Malware, TDR

Saudi Arabia and Israel to use stronger Stuxnet against Iran’s nuclear program, source says

Saudi Arabia and Israel are seeking to disrupt Iran's nuclear program by using a computer worm more destructive than Stuxnet, according to Fars News Agency (FNA) in Iran.

Saudi and Israeli intelligence representatives met on Nov. 24 to discuss cooperative efforts, an anonymous source close to the Saudi secret service told FNA, adding the plan needs time and at least a million dollars in funding.

“One of the proposals raised in the meeting was the production of a malware worse than the Stuxnet…to spy on and destroy the software structure of Iran's nuclear program,” the source said, adding it was welcomed by Saudis.

Discovered in 2010, the Stuxnet malware is said to have been created by the US and Israel to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.

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