Former US general suspected in Stuxnet leak

Retired Major Genearl James Cartwright, once the second ranking soldier in the nation, is being targeted by the US Justice Department in a leak investigation involving the Stuxnet virus. Reuters: NBC said Cartwright, once the second highest ranking officer in the U.S. military, is being probed over the leaked information about the computer virus, which temporarily disabled 1,000 centrifuges used by Iran to enrich uranium, setting back its nuclear program. The United States and Western powers believe the Iranian nuclear enrichment program is aimed at building atomic weapons, while Tehran says it is solely for civilian energy purposes. The New York Times published a detailed account of the Stuxnet program in June last year, in which it said President Barack Obama had decided to accelerate U.S. cyber attacks, which began under former President George W. Bush. The story was based on 18 months of interviews with "with current and former American, European and Israeli officials...(Read Full Post)