Former high-ranking US general reportedly being targeted in Stuxnet leak investigation


NBC News is reporting that retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright, the former second highest ranking officer in the US military, is currently under investigation for leaking classified information about Stuxnet, the US-Israeli computer virus which sabotaged an Iranian nuclear facility in 2010.

According to the New York Times report from last year, Gen. Cartwright, a four-star general and former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was responsible for conceiving and executing “Olympic Games,” the operation begun under the Bush administration which eventually built and unleashed the Stuxnet virus in collaboration with Israel. Security researchers first discovered the virus in 2010, when it began spreading to computers across…

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