Obama orders more cyber attacks on Iran.An increasing number of foreign powers are looking to amp up their cyberwar capabilities. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Obama at war with Iran in cyberspace - YouTube
The Obama administration has been linked to being involved in a covert war with Iran, and the players include both the US and Israel. The difference here, however, is that this war is over computer systems. Are the results the same as on a physical battlefield though? Some are saying that Obama has continued former President Bush's "Olympic Games" cyberwar program but have been more aggressive by using weapons such as the Stuxnet worm. The virus was an attempt to disrupt Iran's nuclear program and Barrett Brown, founder of Project PM, joins us with more on the new front-lines of war.Obama accelerated cyberwar with Iran - YouTube
As if the United States hasn't already been involved in enough wars, the US government has admitted its role in launching a secret cyber attack against Iran. Since the first day Obama took office, the plot named "Olympic Games" was used to launch online attacks with cyberweapons such as the Stuxnet computer worm, which disrupted certain aspects of Iran's nuclear program. Aaron Swartz, founder and executive director of Demand Progress, joins us with more on the online war.(Orchestrated Leek) Obama Order Cyber Attack on Iran "Olympic Game" !? - YouTube
(Orchestrated Leek) Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran - NYTimes.com
From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, 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 accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming 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 United States and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet.