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It was said that the success of Stuxnet - in both forms - averted a planned military strike by Israel against Iran's reprocessing efforts in 2011.
Snowden pointed his finger at the US for starting a pattern of using digital weapons as "normal" military weapons when it first launched Stuxnet, a computer worm designed to destroy Iran's nuclear program, which has kicked off a trend of retaliation by other countries when they realize they have been attacked.
Various teams of cyber experts from around the world began dissecting the code of this cyber worm, which became known as Stuxnet, and debates grew over its origin and targets.
Stuxnet security flaw was first spotted by German security researcher Michael Heerklotz.
Stuxnet was used to take Iran's uranium centrifuges offline by
A new version of Stuxnet was compiled and time-stamped on June 22, 2009, the day hard-line candidate Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was officially declared the winner of a contested presidential election.
Woodward pointed that once Stuxnet was released, its spread was impossible to predict or control because the code intended for Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities attacked Siemens control systems, including electrical generation plants, factories and water treatment works.
htm) Stuxnet attack on the Natanz nuclear plant in Iran in January.
On June 1, 2012, The New York Times revealed that Stuxnet was part of a wave of sophisticated digital attacks codenamed "Olympic Games," which US President Barack Obama had ordered against the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities.
When asked whether the NSA helped write the Stuxnet program, Snowden said "the NSA and Israel wrote Stuxnet together.
Stuxnet is the most sophisticated piece of malware in history, and it was discovered in the wild earlier this year.