June 27, 2013 |
A retired four-star Marine Corps general who served as the nation's second-ranking military officer is a target of a Justice Department investigation into a leak of information about a covert U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran's nuclear program, a senior Obama administration official said. Retired Gen. James E. "Hoss" Cartwright served as deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was part of President Obama's inner circle on a range of critical national security issues before he retired in 2011.
June 16, 2013 |
IT'S WELL understood that if nuclear war ever comes, it is the president who has to make the fateful decisions. But if the United States ever faced a genuine conflict in cyberspace, with decisions having to be made at network speed against adversaries unknown or hard to find, who would be in charge? A major attempt to sort this out at the highest levels is evident in President Policy Directive 20 , which President Obama signed last October. The directive is still classified as top secret but was among the papers...
June 3, 2013 |
In light of revelations that the Obama IRS has been targeting conservative groups , it is understandable that many on the right wonder if Fox News came in for special scrutiny by the Obama Justice Department in the recent leak investigation. But let's not forget that the real scandal here is the serial disclosures of highly classified information by senior Obama officials — leaks that have done immense damage to our national security. Instead of being outraged that Attorney General Eric Holder subpoenaed the phone...
May 19, 2013 |
THE SHADOWY WORLD of cybercrime was exposed in the recent federal indictment of eight men accused of manipulating computer networks and ATMs to steal $45 million over seven months. The heist combined sophisticated hacking with street-level hustle. In New York City alone, thieves struck 2,904 cash machines over 10 hours on a single day in February. For all the wonders of the digital revolution, there is a turbulent and largely hidden underside of theft and disruption that grows by the day; the losses are...
February 26, 2013 |
The secret cyber-sabotage campaign aimed at Iran's nuclear program may have been in existence as early as 2005 and may have been capable of inflicting more damage than previously known, according to a security firm's analysis released Tuesday. The findings, by the security company Symantec , were announced after the discovery of an earlier variant of Stuxnet , as researchers have dubbed the worm reportedly developed by the United States and Israel. The variant, which...
February 4, 2013 |
Imagine if The Post broke a story about the biggest scandal of the Obama-era — and Washington responded with a collective yawn? That's precisely what happened recently when The Post reported on its front page that senior Obama administration officials were being investigated by the FBI and Justice Department for the leak last summer that the president had personally ordered cyberattacks on the Iranian nuclear program using a computer virus...