In Brief: Cyberweapon Discovery, Navy Diver Deaths, N. Korea Threatens

Mike O'Brien

A version of Stuxnet, the cyberweapon allegedly used by the U.S. and Israel to thwart Iran’s nuclear program, has been uncovered by researchers at U.S.-based computer security firm Symantec. The new variant of the malicious code is thought to have been unleashed in 2007, two years earlier than other versions were released. The announcement on Tuesday, coincidentally, was made as Iran met members of the UN Security Council members in Kazakhstan this week to discuss its nuclear capabi...
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