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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:27 AM
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Senior Defense official hedges on US involvement in Stuxnet
By Kim Zetter, wired.com | Published about 3 hours ago

If you want to see a top Pentagon official squirm, tune into CNBCs cyberwar documentary Thursday night, and watch Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn face an uncomfortably direct question about the Stuxnet worm.

In CodeWars: Americas Cyber Threat, correspondent Melissa Lee asks Lynn outright: Was the US involved in any way in the development of Stuxnet?

Lynns response is long enough that an inattentive viewer might not notice that it doesnt answer the question.

The challenges of Stuxnet, as I said, what it shows you is the difficulty of any, any attribution and its something that were still looking at, its hard to get into any kind of comment on that until weve finished our examination, Lynn replies.

But sir, Im not asking you if you think another country was involved, Lee presses. Im asking you if the US was involved. If the Department of Defense was involved.

And this is not something that were going to be able to answer at this point, Lynn finally says.

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http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/senior-defense-official-hedges-on-us-involvement-in-stuxnet.ars
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 09:38 AM
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1. lol! nt
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robdogbucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-27-11 10:32 AM
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2. But, but, wait
People here at DU called me crazy for even thinking this is possible or even true when I raised the possibility of it existing, having already been used by the Israelis against Iran, and a candidate as a tool to bring down nuke plant anywhere, anytime. Imagine it in the wrong hands. No, wait........it is in the wrong hands.

Interesting, no?


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