Space - (The Final Affrontiere): Conspiracy theorists yesterday blamed the virus for thousands of computerised supermarket till crashes in the UK.
But the existence of a secret Pentagon space station installation, said to be monitoring the Stuxnet virus spread, has discounted the rumor as pie-in-the-sky.
Today a plausible deniablity campaign continued fingering Mossad geeks for the malware creation.
Infected installations around the world are said to include fledgeling Chinese sewage management systems, Mumbai's Commonwealth Games starter pistol controls and the Vatican Bank's customer loyalty reward points scheme.
The latter has 'freaked out' the Papal entourage that visited Britain last month after hundreds of thousands of air miles points suddenly ended up being credited to a secret ex-Luftwaffe Pilots veterans' club.
The infection is said to have grounded scores of fly-by-night pontifical shopping sprees dressed up as pastoral visits to the needy.
Pope Benedict XVI is 104.