A British analyst: Stuxnet enhanced Iran’s enrichment capacity

Ivanka Barzashka, an academic at King’s College, London, has found from analyzing data collected by the International Atomic Energy Agency that the Stuxnet malwork attack in 2010 exposed vulnerabilities in Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities that would otherwise have gone unnoticed. Production actually went up in the year after Stuxnet was discovered. Furthermore, the impression in the West that Natanz was under virus attack left the Iranians free to quietly enrich more uranium and hindered diplomatic efforts to hold back a nuclear Iran. Barzashka maintains that Iran has improved centrifuge performance and is enriching uranium to higher concentrations than ever before.


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