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Iran victim of second virus attack

world Updated: Apr 27, 2011 00:55 IST

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Iran has been targeted by a second computer virus in a cyber war being waged by its enemies, its commander of civil defence said. Gholamreza Jalali told Mehr news agency the new virus, called Stars, was being investigated by experts.

"Fortunately, our young experts have been able to discover this virus and the Stars virus is now in the laboratory for more investigations," Jalali said. He did not specify the target of Stars or its intended impact.

Jalali said the Stuxnet worm, discovered in computers at Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant last year, still posed a potential risk. Iran had blamed Israel and the US - which believe Iran is seeking nuclear weapons - for that virus.