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Stuxnet news from Israel and Anonymous

John Moe Feb 16, 2011

Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz reports on a video played at a retirement party for General Gabi Ashkenazi. The video boasted of all the general’s accomplishments, among them, the Stuxnet worm that stuck Iran’s nuclear enrichment program.


Meanwhile, Anonymous, the movement that shut down the sites of businesses not supportive of Wikileaks, claims it has the code to the dreaded Stuxnet worm.
Members of Anonymous recently hacked into a ton of files of the security firm HBGary. That firm had been collecting info on Anonymous and was expected to hand over some information to the FBI. When Anonymous hacked the company, the got a hold of emails that had information about Stuxnet, and now, according tot he Guardian, but the code they have isn’t the original code – it’s decompiled. A source told the Guardian: “The trouble with this [version of Stuxnet] is that you lose almost all context to its abilities,” Fagerland said. “The original source code would contain all the text information about why it’s built this way – that’s gold if you want to use it. If you decompile it you lose all of that.”

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