‘Stuxnet’ Case: Retired US Marines General Admits Lying to FBI Investigators

1034095377Cartwright, a four-star general and formerly the second-ranking officer in the US military, pleaded guilty to misleading the FBI in 2012 when he told investigators that he was not the source of information, nor had confirmed information, for a book by a New York Times reporter about Stuxnet, a malicious government computer software program designed to interfere with Iran’s nuclear program. Neither David Sanger, the reporter, nor the book, “Confront and Conceal,” are mentioned in the court papers. But the book details a covert cyberattack on Iranian nuclear facilities called Operation Olympic Games, and the Stuxnet program, implemented to disable centrifuges Iran used to enrich uranium. Read More

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