Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Stuxnet Was ‘Good Idea’: Former CIA Chief

AFP: On the CBS show “60 Minutes,” two former top U.S. security officials expressed both admiration and concern about the Stuxnet virus. Retired general Michael Hayden, who previously headed the CIA and the NSA, said, “This was a good idea, alright?” He continued, “But I also admit this was a big idea, too. The rest of the world is looking at this and saying ‘Clearly, someone has legitimated this kind of activity as acceptable.'”

Although many observers believe the U.S. or Israel was behind the cyberweapon, Hayden said he didn’t know who created Stuxnet.

Sean McGurk, a former cybersecurity official in the Department of Homeland Security, expressed concern that Stuxnet or similar weapons would now be used against the U.S. “They opened the box,” he said. “They demonstrated the capability… it’s not something that can be put back.”

Similar articles

Latest Articles

IT Planning During a...

Without a doubt, 2020 changed everything. I like to compare it to a science fiction movie where time travel is involved. Clearly, we have...

Best Data Quality Tools...

Data quality is a critical issue in today’s data centers. The complexity of the Cloud continues to grow, leading to an increasing need for...

NVIDIA’s New Grace ARM/GPU...

This week is NVIDIA’s GTC, or GPU Technology Conference, and they likely should have changed the name to ATC because this year – it...

What is Data Segmentation?

Definition of Data Segmentation Data segmentation is the process of grouping your data into at least two subsets, although more separations may be necessary on...