Friday, June 1, 2012

"Obama order sped up wave of cyberattacks against Iran"

An alarming article in the New York Times (Obama Order Sped Up Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran, David E. Sanger, June 1, 2012) claims
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.
The effort was begun in the Bush administration.

The article is
based on interviews over the past 18 months with current and former American, European and Israeli officials involved in the program, as well as a range of outside experts. None would allow their names to be used because the effort remains highly classified, and parts of it continue to this day.
It's a long, detailed, and sobering article. My basic reaction to this news isn't much changed from what I express in an earlier post.

Ken Pimple, PAIT Project Director

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