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Edward Snowden Interview: The NSA and Its Willing Helpers - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Edward Snowden Interview: The NSA and Its Willing Helpers - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
In an interview conducted using encrypted e-mails, whistleblower Edward Snowden discusses the power of the NSA, how it is "in bed together with the Germans" and the vast scope of Internet spying conducted by the United States and Britain.
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Yet another confirmation.

"Interviewer: Did the NSA help to create Stuxnet? (Stuxnet is the computer worm that was deployed against the Iranian nuclear program.)

Snowden: NSA and Israel co-wrote it."

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How Obama Was Dangerously Naive About STUXNET and Cyberwarfare - Technology Review

"A Times exposé suggests that the White House failed to consider how our own cyberweapons would be used against us.

Then, in Summer 2010, an event the administration should have anticipated occurred: The STUXNET worm got loose and started replicating outside the Iranian enrichment plant that had been its target. In the wild, on the Internet, its was exposed for everyone to see.

1. Proliferation of STUXNET code, with unknown targets.

2. “Industrial-grade” control system malware almost revealed at a Dallas information security conference.

3. Industrial Control System hacking "toolkit" released.

4. STUXNET code showed up in an "indestructible" zombie botnet that has infected millions of PCs."

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U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran was ‘act of force,’ NATO study says

U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran was ‘act of force,’ NATO study says | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
The 2009 cyberattack by the U.S. and Israel that crippled Iran’s nuclear program by sabotaging industrial equipment constituted “an act of force” and was likely illegal under international law, according to a manual commissioned by NATO’s...
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Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran

Obama Ordered Wave of Cyberattacks Against Iran | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Even after the Stuxnet computer worm became public, President Obama accelerated cyberattacks against Iran that had begun in the Bush administration, temporarily disabling 1,000 centrifuges.

"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."

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