There is a simply fascinating report in today’s New York Times describing how the Stuxnet virus was created by the USA to target an Iranian nuclear facility, but accidentally escaped into the wider world.
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”.
Here is a quick summary of the claims made in the report:
- Feeling threatened by the possibility that Iran would enrich uranium at a nuclear facility at Natanz that could be used to create weapons of mass destruction, US President George W Bush initiated a plan to seize control of computer systems at the plant…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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