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J.J. Green, WTOP national security correspondent
A group of computer hackers hijacked websites run by the Voice of America this week, sending its online traffic to an Internet website claimed to be run by the Iranian Cyber Army.
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times
Iran's state TV says the country has launched its first cyber police unit in the latest attempt by authorities to gain an edge in the digital world.
Symantec reports that Dutch experts have made key discoveries about the Internet virus.
The New New Internet reports that an Iranian hacker group is advertising services as botnets-for-hire.
The New York Times reports there is a possible reference to the Old Testament within the Stuxnet program worm code.
Cyber security experts are studying a scary new weapon: a software smart bomb.
As a plan to offset Iran's alleged nuclear program, the Pentagon is pressing ahead with a plan to send 60 billion dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia. The Associated Press says the plan has been in the works for months and the U.S. is actually shifting it defense policies in the region to send a message to Iran. U.S. and foreign sources say Iran could soon have enough enriched uranium to build at least one nuclear weapon. Iran claims its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
The former chief of U.N. nuclear inspections worldwide, told Le Monde newspaper that Iran has stockpiled enough low-enriched uranium for 1-2 nuclear weapons. But Olli Heinonen, said it would not make sense for it to "cross the bomb-making threshold with such a small amount". He also said Iran's uranium reserve still represented a "threat." Pentagon officials told Congress last spring Iran could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a one nuclear weapon in as little as a year.