Shortly after taking office in 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama secretly ordered sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that control Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities, the New York Times reported.
According to the report, Obama decided to expand attacks that had begun during the George W. Bush administration.
The report comes almost a week after the internet security company Kaspersky Lab announced that it had uncovered a ‘cyber-espionage worm’ designed to collect and delete sensitive information, primarily in Middle Eastern countries.
Kaspersky called the malware, named “Flame,” the “most sophisticated cyber-weapon yet unleashed.” It said the bug had infected computers in Iran, the West Bank, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Full article: Report: Obama secretly ordered cyber attacks on Iran’s nuclear program (Haaretz)