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The control systems of Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant have been penetrated by a computer worm unleashed last year, according to a foreign intelligence report that warns of a possible Chernobyl-like disaster once the site becomes fully operational.
Stuxnet, the sophisticated computer worm that attacked industrial control systems over the summer, is a "wake-up call" about the vulnerability of factories and power plants to hackers and other cybersaboteurs, according to security specialists.
ICS "was not designed to be secure," said Ralph Langner, who first analyzed Stuxnet. "It was never supposed to be accessible from the Internet."
"Bottom line: A thermonuclear explosion cannot be triggered by something like Stuxnet," said Langner, who has led research into Stuxnet's effects on the Siemens equipment running Iran's nuclear programs.