Ex-general probed in Stuxnet leak

AFP-JIJI

A former high-ranking U.S. military officer is being probed for allegedly leaking details about a U.S. cyberattack on Iran, a U.S. media report said Thursday.

Citing unnamed legal sources, NBC News said retired U.S. Marine Gen. James Cartwright has been told he is under investigation for allegedly disclosing details about the Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Cartwright, 63, is the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The four-star general retired from the military in August 2011.

Stuxnet, tailored specifically to target Iran’s uranium enrichment operation, struck Iran in 2010 and reportedly dealt a serious blow to its disputed nuclear program.