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  • ** FILE ** A Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, file photo, shows Iran's heavy water nuclear facilities near the central city of Arak 150 miles (250 kilometers) southwest of Tehran. (AP Photo/ISNA,Hamid Foroutan, File)

    Iran: 'Flame' virus fight began with oil attack

    Computer technicians battling to contain a complex virus last month resorted to the ultimate firewall measures — cutting off Internet links to Iran's Oil Ministry, rigs and the hub for nearly all the country's crude exports.

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  • Marco Obiso, cybersecurity coordinator at the Geneva-based International Telecommunication Union, told The Associated Press late last month that Flame was one of the most serious threats his organization had ever come across.

    Cybersleuths see link between Flame, Stuxnet virus →

  • Obiso, whose agency is helping to direct the international response to Flame, said the virus first came to the group's attention in mid-April and researchers have been working on unraveling its code since.

    Iran: 'Flame' virus fight began with oil attack →

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