Apparently it is not going well in Tehran, Iran if you’re a computer professional. Iran has reportedly become desperate and is reaching out to computer experts across the globe, offering handsome rewards for assistance in clearing out the Stuxnet worm. Iran has refused to provide details on locations and impact to these experts which has dampened the response. Iran is claiming in a number of conflicting reports that 30-40,000 systems and networks have been affected/infected. Sources at DEBKAfile put the number in the millions. DEBKAfile also reports that Iran’s own efforts to irradicate the worm has only “irritated” it and made matters worse.
Regardless of who initiated this attack, this could be the most impressive cyberattack to date. It appears to be controlled, targeted and, given this response, effective.