Iran media report new cyber attack by Stuxnet
A suspected uranium-enrichment facility near Qom, 156 km southwest of Tehran, in this September 27, 2009 satellite photograph released by DigitalGlobe. Photo: REUTERS/DigitalGlobe
An Iranian semi-official news agency says there has been another cyber attack by the sophisticated computer worm Stuxnet, this time on the industries in the country's south.
Tuesday's report by ISNA quotes provincial civil defence chief Ali Akbar Akhavan as saying the virus targeted a power plant and some other industries in Hormozgan province in recent months.
Akhavan says Iranian computer experts were able to "successfully stop" the worm.
Tehran has said both worms are part of a secret US-Israeli program that seeks to destabilise Iran's nuclear program.
The West suspects Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program, a charge Tehran denies.