[ISN] Senior Defense Official Caught Hedging on U.S. Involvement in Stuxnet

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 27 May 2011 02:03:30 -0500 (CDT)

By Kim Zetter
Threat Level
May 26, 2011 

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

In “CodeWars: America’s Cyber Threat,” correspondent Melissa Lee asks 
Lynn outright: “Was the U.S. involved in any way in the development of 

Lynn’s response is long enough that an inattentive viewer might not 
notice that it doesn’t answer the question.

“The challenges of Stuxnet, as I said, what it shows you is the 
difficulty of any, any attribution and it’s something that we’re still 
looking at, it’s hard to get into any kind of comment on that until 
we’ve finished our examination,” Lynn replies.

“But sir, I’m not asking you if you think another country was involved,” 
Lee presses. “I’m asking you if the U.S. was involved. If the Department 
of Defense was involved.”


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