Another Leaker under Investigation–this Time the US Military’s Second in Command
In November of 2010, the existence of the Stuxnet virus was disclosed to reporters. The virus had been used by the US in a hacking attack to cause centrifuges in Iranian uranium enrichment facilities to fail, setting their nuclear weapons program back years. It turns out that this particular leak wasn’t carried out by a low-level individual, but allegedly by a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The U.S. Department of Justice has told retired Marine General James Cartwright, who was vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2007 to 2011, that he is a target in the investigation. He faces allegations that he provided reporters with information about Stuxnet.