Quoting DrJBHL, reply 15... I also don't think it was the work of "some hacker", if it happened and isn't "disinformation". Until a further analysis of the Trojan comes, I'll withhold that judgment.
I think what wizard was alluding to was that once a system is compromised by a trojan (any trojan) another attack from "some hacker" could have unintended (and far worse) consequences.
I for one am of the belief that any "messing with another country" (especially in underhanded/deniable ways) can and most often will come back to haunt the offending party. That and I agree, had such a prank taken place against a US interest.........oh my.....somebody would be getting their behind royaly F(reedom)-d up....nuff said!
Not sure how you read that into what Wiz wrote.
A vulnerable system is vulnerable, and further vulnerabilities might occur. If that results in further damage, the solution isn't "don't touch in the first place". The solution is "stop this insane crap". Unfortunately, they are insane and they won't stop until they are stopped decisively.
Such a sensitive system should not have had internet access (if it did) nor more than one extremely secure access point. It shouldn't have existed in the first place. If it causes the Iranians problems, I won't shed a tear. If the damage harms the innocent? That's the collateral damage that occurs when maniacs aren't dealt with rapidly and lethally. Learn from it.
The whole point of delaying Iran is to prevent the inevitable until after the election (if that's at all possible) or until sanctions work (the loop holes, etc. have defeated that). Since Iran seems to be hell bent on obtaining nuclear weapons, the end of this scenario is a disaster, no matter what.
Do you see Ahmadinejad relenting? If not, the conflict is inevitable. An Iran with a nuclear weapon is not going to happen. No one is going to tolerate that: Certainly not Israel, and Israel's survival will be ensured by the Israelis themselves. They have grave doubts about American resolve (and they should).
They've witnessed how much the world cares about them in the past. In the "throw away" world of convenience and immediate gratification, what does it matter if Israel survives or not? It doesn't, except to the Israelis. And seriously? I wouldn't screw with them. Backing a person or a state into a corner is extremely unwise, especially when it's capabilities (those you know of) are formidable, and Netanyahu isn't a 'fluff'. He served in the toughest (land based), elite IDF unit.
I for one am of the belief that any "messing with another country" (especially in underhanded/deniable ways) can and most often will come back to haunt the offending party.
Are you referring to Iran's secretive efforts at developing a nuclear strike capacity? Or (like most) only to Israel or the US? Seems to me these were efforts made to discourage what Iran is doing.