Sen. Feinstein Calls for Hearing on Stuxnet Leaks as FBI Begins Probe
Following a report in the New York Times last Friday, which quoted unnamed U.S. government sources saying the U.S. was behind the release of the Stuxnet worm, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has called for Capitol Hill hearings about the leak — but not about the extraordinary attack itself.
“I am deeply disturbed by the continuing leaks of classified information to the media, most recently regarding alleged cyber efforts targeting Iran’s nuclear program,” Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in a statement released Tuesday.
The FBI has reportedly already launched a criminal investigation into the leaks, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Obama administration has been extremely aggressive in investigating and prosecuting leakers of other information, including using subpoenas to journalists in an attempt to unmask their sources and going after email and phone records.
Feinstein, chairwoman of the Intelligence Committee, disclosed that she had sent a classified letter about the issue to President Obama and has discussed holding a joint hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee to investigate the leaks.
Our enemies are now far better informed as to how we are making cyberwar. Surprise has been lost, a blowback will emerge sooner or later. The White House has issued an official denial. Taking the President at his word, a question remains.
Is he not responsible for the actions of his staff? Mr. President the ship of state is showing some leaks. Better see to that.