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Five Russian scientists who helped Iran with nuclear secrets were among 45 killed in plane crash

June 24, 2011 1 comment

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Five Russian scientists who died in a plane crash on Tuesday had been helping Iran with nuclear secrets, it has been revealed.

They were among 45 killed when the plane’s lights failed in heavy fog and careered into a motorway before bursting into flames – leading conspiracy theorists to believe it was a deliberate plot to kill the nuclear experts.

Russian security sources confirmed that the dead scientists worked at the controversial Bushehr nuclear plant on the Iranian Persian Gulf.

Killed (l to r): Three of the five Russian scientists who died in a plane crash were named as Sergey Ryzhov, Gennady Banyuk and Nikolay TrunovKilled (l to r): Three of the five Russian scientists who died in a plane crash were named as Sergey Ryzhov, Gennady Banyuk and Nikolay Trunov. All had worked at Iran’s controversial Read more…

Critical U.S. Infrastructure at Risk of Cyber Attack, Experts Warn

March 24, 2011 Comments off

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Oct. 26: The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.

AP

Oct. 26: The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.

Just as the computers that ran Iran’s nuclear program were sabotaged and crippled by a cyber “super worm” virus, the software used to run much of America’s industrial, transportation and power infrastructure — including nuclear power plants and major airports — is vulnerable to cyber attack, and two software companies have revealed dozens of successful hacks to prove it.

The issue lies in specialized software systems sold by Siemens, Iconics, 7-Technologies and others to power plants and other infrastructure. Called “supervisory control and data acquisition” systems, or SCADA, they run software solely for industrial use.

And it’s just as vulnerable as every other program on your Read more…