Beth Callaghan

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Iran Claims Computer Worm Is a Western Conspiracy

Earlier today, Ramin Mehmanparast, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, claimed that the Stuxnet worm, which infected several laptops at the Bushehr nuclear power plant, is part of a Western plot to sabotage the country’s nuclear program. Though U.S. officials have accused Iran of using civil nuclear sites to cover for the development of atomic weapons, Iranian officials maintain that the program is peaceful. The exact origin of the Stuxnet code, which was designed to sabotage industrial sites, remains unknown.