Iran Attack Israel w/ a Virus
By Micah Halpern
Wednesday July 18, 2012
I've Been Thinking:
Yesterday two major cyber security companies announced that Israel was not only targeted but hit by a cyber attack from Iran.
Seculert and Kaspersky both released info that a virus called Mahdi attacked 800 Israeli computers. The computers were in academic institutions and government agencies.
The virus was able to transmit and to record. It relayed messages and pictures and other information. It stole files and read emails and instant messages. Clearly, this virus is a part of a much larger portfolio. It was not a virus that caused a malfunction - it was a virus that spied.
The name given this virus is particularly important. According to Shiite tradition the Mahdi is the 12th Imam. The Mahdi is supposed to herald in the messianic era, destroy all evil and convert all non-believers to the proper faith. The Mahdi will rid the world of injustice.
One file in the operating system read Mahdi, the other read mahdi.txt. This is a sure sign that the virus was sent from Iran. No one would even joke about this.
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