Iran spokeswoman says it is concerned by cybersecurity report

Iran is concerned by a Russian cybersecurity firm’s report suggesting a new family of malicious programs and worms is infecting computers there and elsewhere in the world, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday. Without naming the United States as the source of the malware, the report by Kaspersky Lab said one of the programs has elements in common

with the so-called Stuxnet worm, which the New York Times and Washington Post have said was developed by the US and Israeli governments to disrupt Iranian nuclear facilities. Speaking to journalists, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham suggested countries affected should talk about fighting the malware. “The Islamic Republic of Iran pays great attention to this matter because we are one of the targets of (cyber) espionage,” she said.



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