Covert Activities Seen Escalating Against Iranian Atomic Program

BY GLOBAL SECURITY NEWSWIRE— In recent years three nuclear specialists in Iran have died in targeted killings, the Stuxnet malware caused Iranian uranium enrichment equipment to malfunction, and the nation’s Bushehr atomic energy facility hit significant technical obstacles in its startup phase. In addition, numerous blasts have targeted gas channels in the Middle Eastern state.…

Iranian cyberwar

BY ILAN BERMAN, DEFENSE NEWS— Does the Islamic Republic of Iran pose a cyber threat to the United States? On the surface, the idea seems far-fetched. Squeezed by sanctions over its nuclear ambitions, suffering from widespread social malaise and weathering unprecedented divisions among its leadership, Iran hardly seems an imminent threat to the U.S. homeland…