Cyberattack Attributed to Israel's Mossad Took Down Power Grid at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility
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An apparent cyberattack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility took down the facility’s electric grid hours after officials at the reactor restarted spinning advanced centrifuges that could speed up enriched uranium production. The attack was attributed to Israel’s national intelligence arm, Mossad, by Western sources in Israeli media. Israeli defense chief, Aviv Kochavi, said the country’s “operations in the Middle East are not hidden from the eyes of the enemy,” all but officially confirming those reports.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed the attack on Israel and warned that Iran would take revenge. The Natanz facility was the target for the famous joint U.S.-Israel Stuxnet virus attack in 2010, which destroyed more than 1,000 centrifuges. (YONAH JEREMY BOB, LAHAV HARKOV, TZVI JOFFR…
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