Iran to unleash e-warfare with U.S.
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 31 /Trend T.Konyayeva, D.Khatinoglu/
Iran's Civil Defense agency has received an order to a special squad to defend the country against cyber attacks, Mehr News Agency quoted Head of the agency Golam Reza Jalali as saying on Monday.
Jalali first announced an idea of creation the special unit in August when some media reported that US President Barack Obama's administration is actively engaged in the process of establishing "shadow" Internet and mobile phone systems throughout the world.
In June, the New York Times reported that the American covert projects include the creation of independent cell phone networks in foreign countries, as well as the "Internet in a suitcase" program.
"Internet in a suitcase" could be secretly smuggled across a border and contains all the necessary hardware and networking devices to promptly establish a wireless network over a large area that can connect to the global Internet.
Last October, Iran announced it had detected and thwarted a cyber attack by the Stuxnet worm, which was supposedly created to infect Iranian industrial and nuclear computer systems.
The Stuxnet worm, first identified by Iranian officials in June last year, is a malware designed to infect computers using Siemens Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) - a control system favored by industries that manage water supplies, oil rigs and power plants.
Iranian experts say the worm may have been created by a state-sponsored organization in the United States or Israel to target specific control software being used in the Iranian industrial sector, including the Bushehr plant - Iran's first nuclear power plant.