Friday, June 1, 2012

President Obama Ordered Cyber Attacks Against Iran

The report comes from David E. Sanger, the Chief Washington correspondent at The New York Times and author of the upcoming book "Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power". Naked Security

Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran -- New York Times

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.

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.

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More News On President Obama Ordering Cyber Attacks Against Iran

Barack Obama 'ordered Stuxnet cyber attack on Iran' -- The Telegraph
Obama stepped up cyberattacks on Iran: report -- AFP
Report: Obama ordered wave of cyberattacks on Iran -- Yahoo News/ABC News
Obama continued, accelerated use of Bush-era Stuxnet computer attacks on Iran -- FOX News
Obama Ordered Stuxnet Cyber Attack Against Iran, Initiative Code-Named 'Olympic Games': Report -- International Business Times
Report: Obama Ordered Cyber Attacks on Iran -- Atlantic Wire
Obama ordered increased cyber attacks on Iran -- The Australian
US unleashed Stuxnet cyber war on Iran to appease Israel – report -- RT
Report: Obama secretly ordered cyber attacks on Iran's nuclear program -- Haaretz
Obama Ordered Devastating Cyberattacks Against Iran -- Gizmodo
Report: Obama Ordered Stuxnet Attacks on Iran -- PC World
Obama 'gave full backing to Stuxnet attack on Iran' -- New Scientist
US And Israel ‘Spawned Stuxnet’ -- Tech Week
Administration officials say Stuxnet was America’s first cyber weapon -- The Tech Herald
Stuxnet: How USA and Israel created anti-Iran virus, and then lost control of it -- Naked Security

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