[Full-disclosure] Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran
hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Wed Jun 6 23:30:14 BST 2012
On 6/4/2012 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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anyone who thought the US WASN'T doing this had their head in the sand.
it was just a matter of time before it was discovered.
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