Stuxnet apparently as effective as a military strike

Check out Stuxnet apparently as effective as a military strike(from Ars Technica:
"Damage from the Stuxnet virus has apparently set back the Iranian nuclear program by as much as two years, according to a German security expert talking to the Jerusalem Post. This makes the virus as effective as a military strike—but without loss of life or risk of full-blown war." (from: Stuxnet apparently as effective as a military strike)

Really fascinating.
Here's the Jerusalem Post article from which Ars Technica was reporting:“It is extremely difficult to clean up installations from Stuxnet, and we know that Iran is no good in IT [information technology] security, and they are just beginning to learn what this all means,” he said. “Just to get their systems running again they have to get rid of the virus, and this will take time, and then they need to replace the equipment, and they have to rebuild the centrifuges at Natanz and possibly buy a new turbine for Bushehr.” (from Stuxnet virus set back Iran’s nuclear program by 2 years)
Posted on December 16, 2010 and filed under Life, Technology.