Last November, Iran's ICT minister stated that US and Israeli hackers of creating a new version of the Stuxnet virus in an attempt to damage country's communication infrastructure, adding that the attack had been thwarted.
On Thursday, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi expressed that a new program would prevent further hacker attacks from the malware that targeted the defense facilities of the country.
"Iran's University scientists have developed a firewall for industrial automation systems to neutralise industrial sabotage such as that caused by Stuxnet in power networks, and it was successfully tested", he said.
Back in June 2009 the bug targeted nuclear centrifuges at Iran's Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility, causing serious damage to some of them, which allegedly led to a 30 per cent drop in their operational capacity.
Various reports confirm that the Stuxnet virus had been developed by US and Israeli intelligence services to sabotage Iran's nuclear program. Israeili officials and actors in cyber domain have also confirmed that they had implemented Stuxnet to hurdle Tehran's successful developments in nuclear program.