[Full-disclosure] Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran
alexander.georgiev at daloo.de
Tue Jun 5 07:52:22 BST 2012
Am 04.06.2012 21:01, schrieb Joel Esler:
> So, a quote, from a book? Isn't that kinda circular?
> Also, there are no quotes from anyone in the room and no one is
> referenced except by association. Not saying it's not true, but
> there's nothing there that indicates it is.
> The only people who will know if this is 100% true were in the Oval
> Office at the time, and those people aren't going to be quoted in a
> NYTimes article.
> Joel Esler
> On Monday, June 4, 2012 at 2:52 PM, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>> WASHINGTON --- From his first months in office, President Obama secretly
>> ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems
>> that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly
>> expanding America's first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to
>> participants in the program.
>> Hasan Sarbakhshian/Associated Press
>> Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks --- begun in the Bush
>> administration and code-named Olympic Games --- even after an element of
>> the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because
>> of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran's Natanz plant
>> and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security
>> experts who began studying the worm, which had been developed by the
>> United States and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet.
>> At a tense meeting in the White House Situation Room within days of
>> the worm's "escape," Mr. Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and
>> the director of the Central Intelligence Agency at the time, Leon E.
>> Panetta, considered whether America's most ambitious attempt to slow
>> the progress of Iran's nuclear efforts had been fatally compromised.
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