Forthcoming Book Claims US Created Stuxnet

This has been quite an active week. First Flame on Monday… That continued for a few days with everyone (except AV vendors) poo-pooing it later in the week. And now there are reports that we created Stuxnet. Of course all this comes in the form of a New York Times teaser story from a soon-to-be released (as in this coming Tuesday) book titled “Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power” by David Sanger. Mmm .. something seems phishy here. Others have mentioned that perhaps it being an election year, Obama chose to let this info sneak out to strengthen his stand against Iran.

via NYTimes.com

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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So what do you think about this claim? Promotional lies or well researched facts? Today’s post pic is from CIP Vigilance. See ya!

7 comments for “Forthcoming Book Claims US Created Stuxnet

  1. June 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    In case anyone missed this reports that the US created Stuxnet.. Looks like a marketing bit to me. http://t.co/JE1v5kMc

  2. June 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    #NoVABloggers Forthcoming Book Claims US Created Stuxnet http://t.co/h2nyPhzO

  3. June 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm

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  4. June 1, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Forthcoming Book Claims US Created #Stuxnet: [nova#infosecportal.com] This has been quite an active week. First… http://t.co/oP30Qado

  5. June 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Forthcoming Book Claims US Created Stuxnet http://t.co/JE1v5kMc //Note nothing is confirmed as all srcs were anonymous.

  6. June 2, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Forthcoming Book Claims US Created Stuxnet http://t.co/lrtvkDMq

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