Public and private organizations using the Internet should pay special attention to warnings and recommendations of the intelligence and security apparatuses, Intelligence Minister
Heidar Moslehi advised, Iran Daily reported with reference to IRIB.
"Today, all public and private organizations of the country use the Internet. At times, these organizations are neglectful and release secret information on the Internet. We advise these organizations to heed the warnings and recommendations of intelligence and security apparatuses," Moslehi said.
He emphasized that the country's intelligence system fully controls cyberspace and it will not allow a virus to enter the country.
"Even if a spy or a deceived person makes a move, viruses will be controlled in the wake of the Intelligence Ministry's alertness ... We have also dealt with a virus that had infiltrated into our cyberspace while the related news was disseminated two years later," he said.
Late April, Iranian specialists have found a second virus named
"Stars" in Iran's Internet network.
Last year the
"Stuxnet" virus hit the Iranian Bushehr nuclear plant's computers leading to the suspension of the plant's work.
The Symantec company, operating in California, said in its report dated July 2010 that the "Stuxnet" virus has hit many countries in the world. According to the company's report, 60 percent of the virus that infected the world is in Iran's Internet network.
Iranian Atomic Energy Organization former head Ali Akbar Salehi said the "Stuxnet" virus has not affected main computers of the plant, but it infected some personal notebooks. Despite this, commander of civil defense Gholam Reza Jalali accused Germany's Siemens company of a virus attack on Iranian nuclear plants.
According to BBC, SCADA software is produced by Germany's Siemens. The software is used at large and complex industrial enterprises, including Iran's nuclear enterprises.
Experts believe that the "Stuxnet" virus is produced only for enterprises operating on SCADA software.