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‘Nitro Zeus’: It wasn’t just Stuxnet that haunted the Iranian computer system

Apparently U.S. and Israeli agencies pretty much had wired the entire Iranian system of computer networks and was ready to go to town if needed.

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Apparently U.S. and Israeli agencies pretty much had wired the entire Iranian system of computer networks and was ready to go to town if needed. If so, this may be an interesting case of deterrence: “You guys can negotiate. Or you can get hit with mega-Stuxnet. Feeling lucky, Supreme Leader? Well, are ya?”

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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