Obama set cyber-attacks on Iranian nuclear system
FROM his first months in office, US President Barack Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran's main nuclear enrichment facilities, expanding America's first sustained use of cyber-weapons, 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 became public in mid-2010 because of an 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 US and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet.
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Edited by Sir Rols, 01 June 2012 - 03:45 PM.