2013年7月4日木曜日

OP Olympic Games

Olympic Games作戦が話題。
 米司法当局は、カートライト元米統合参謀本部副議長(元海兵隊大将)が
イランの核開発阻止に関するサイバー攻撃に絡み報道機関に機密情報を
漏らした疑いがあるとして、捜査に着手した。

James Cartwright
・2007-20118月 元米統合参謀本部副議長(元海兵隊大将)
 現在、CSISで国防政策専門家。
・「オリンピック・ゲーム」というコードネームで知られる対外サイバー
 攻撃立案の中心人物。
・スタックスネットの開発責任者。
・オバマ大統領の側近。
・マスメディアへイランへのサイバー攻撃(Stuxnet)関係の情報を漏洩し
 た疑いで米司法省から調査される。
・2011年2月 2009年に側近の女性と海外旅行へ行き、不適切な関係を
 持ったと告発された。不適切な関係がなかったことが証明された。


米共和党関係者が流出したとされる米政府の情報漏洩。
Stuxnetは、オバマが促進させ結果的に成功したが、同時に国内で米国民
を監視のようだ。

米共和党は、反中と言われていたが、オバマ政府に対して、中国と手を
組んでいるようだ。米民主党員のオバマが反中派になりつつあり、政党
の主義主張は消え、与党と野党の関係のように見える。

Stuxnet,Duga,Flameは官製か
The Tallin Manual
U.S. Attorney Obtains Phone Records
US Cyber Attack
GCHQ Espionage
露 CIA元職員聴取か


Leak Probe Retired Marine General Cartwright Iran cyberattack Virus Stuxnet Target Leak Probe


---米軍元大将が機密漏洩疑い サイバー攻撃立案の中心人物 米紙報道---
2013.6.30 00:05
http://sankei.jp.msn.com/world/news/130630/amr13063000090000-n1.htm

 【ワシントン=佐々木類】米紙ワシントン・ポストなどによると、米司法当局は、カートライト元米統合参謀本部副議長(元海兵隊大将)がイランの核開発阻止に関するサイバー攻撃に絡み報道機関に機密情報を漏らした疑いがあるとして、捜査に着手した。
 カートライト氏は「オリンピック・ゲーム」というコードネームで知られる対外サイバー攻撃立案の中心人物。イラン核開発の妨害に成功したコンピューターウイルス「スタックスネット」の開発責任者だったが、2011年にこうした計画の存在を米紙ニューヨーク・タイムズが報じていた。
 スタックスネットは、イラン核施設に侵入、気づかれぬままプログラムを破壊することで核開発妨害を遂行した「プロの仕事」をするウイルスとして知られる。
 統参本部副議長は米軍制服組のナンバー2で、カートライト氏はオバマ大統領の側近だった。米国家安全保障局(NSA)の個人情報収集暴露など、大統領は機密情報の流出に神経をとがらせていた矢先だっただけに、政権中枢に捜査が及んだ事実の発覚に波紋が広がりそうだ。


---米軍の前副議長捜査、イランへのサイバー攻撃情報流出で---
2013.06.29 Sat posted at 14:33 JST
http://www.cnn.co.jp/usa/35034045.html

 ワシントン(CNN) 米統合参謀本部のジェームズ・カートライト前副議長(元海兵隊大将)が、イランのウラン濃縮施設に対するサイバー攻撃の詳細などに触れた書物を出版した米紙ニューヨーク・タイムズ(NYT)記者に機密情報を漏えいした疑惑が浮上し、捜査対象になっていることが29日までにわかった。
 この疑惑の経緯に詳しい消息筋が明らかにした。捜査が「スタクスネット」と呼ばれるコンピューターウイルスに関する機密情報の提供の有無に絞られているのかは不明。
 米軍制服組のナンバー2だった前副議長の捜査は、米NBCテレビが司法筋を引用して27日に初めて報道。スタクスネットに関する機密情報をデービッド・サンガーNYT記者に流していたとも伝えた。
 米国とイスラエルが開発したスタクスネットは2010年7月にイランのウラン濃縮施設への攻撃で使われたとされる。この攻撃でウラン濃縮に使う遠心分離機の一部を使用不能にしたとも伝えられた。
 このウイルスに関する機密情報流出は昨年起き、機密情報漏えいと絡めNYTなどの米メディアが大々的に報道していた。米連邦捜査局(FBI)も捜査に着手していた。サンガー記者は昨年6月、スタクスネットの機密情報を盛り込んだ記事を初めて掲載していた。
 カートライト氏は副議長を2007年から4年間務めた。現在はワシントンのシンクタンク「戦略国際問題研究所」(CSIS)で国防政策専門家としての職に就いている。同氏はサイバー安全保障、核拡散やミサイル防衛の専門家として知られている。


---‘Retired US general leaked details of Stuxnet virus’---
By Pete Yost June 28, 2013, 9:03 am
http://www.timesofisrael.com/retired-us-general-leaked-details-of-stuxnet-virus/

Probe targets James ‘Hoss’ Cartwright, said to have been a key player in the cyber campaign against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - A retired US general who served in the Pentagon’s upper echelon is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to media reports.

Retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright, a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been told he is a target of the probe, NBC News and The Washington Post reported Thursday. A “target” is someone a prosecutor or grand jury has substantial evidence linking to a crime and who is likely to be charged.

The Justice Department referred questions to the US attorney’s office in Baltimore, where a spokeswoman, Marcia Murphy, declined to comment.

The investigation of the leak about the Iran cyberattack is one of a number of national security leak investigations that have been started by the Obama administration, including ones involving The Associated Press and Fox News.

In June 2012, The New York Times reported that Cartwright was a crucial player in the cyber operation called Olympic Games, started under President George W. Bush.

Bush reportedly advised President Barack Obama to preserve Olympic Games.

According to the Times, Obama ordered the cyberattacks sped up, and in 2010 an attack using a computer virus called Stuxnet temporarily disabled 1,000 centrifuges that the Iranians were using to enrich uranium.

Congressional leaders demanded a criminal probe into who leaked the information, and Obama said he had zero tolerance for such leaks. Republicans said senior administration officials had leaked the details to bolster the president’s national security credentials during the 2012 campaign.

The Times said Cartwright was one of the crucial players who had to break the news to Obama and Vice President Joe Biden that Stuxnet at one point had escaped onto the Internet.

An element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it out on the Internet, the Times reported. After the worm escaped onto the Internet, top administration officials met to consider whether the program had been fatally compromised.

Obama asked if the program should continue, and after hearing the advice of top advisers, decided to proceed.

Cartwright, a four-star general, was cleared in February 2011 of misconduct involving a young aide. An anonymous accuser had claimed Cartwright acted inappropriately during a 2009 overseas trip on which the aide traveled as a military assistant. Several sources confirmed that the former aide was a young woman.

The Pentagon inspector general quickly cleared Cartwright of the most serious allegations, which involved claims that he may have had an improper physical relationship with the woman. The report did find that Cartwright mishandled an incident in which the aide, drunk and visibly upset, visited his Tbilisi, Georgia, hotel room alone and either passed out or fell asleep on a bench at the foot of his bed. Cartwright denied any impropriety and was later cleared of all wrongdoing.

Cartwright, once considered the leading candidate to become Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, resigned from the military in August 2011.

NBC said Cartwright did not respond to request for comment and that his attorney, former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig, said he had no comment.


---Former US general James Cartwright named in Stuxnet leak inquiry---
guardian.co.uk, Friday 28 June 2013 03.10 BST   
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/28/general-cartwright-investigated-stuxnet-leak

Report says Cartwright, once the second-highest ranking US officer, is under investigation over Iran cyber attack leaks

A retired US general, James Cartwright, is the target of a Justice Department investigation into the leaking of secret information about the Stuxnet virus attack on Iranian nuclear facilities in 2010, NBC News reported on Thursday, citing unidentified legal sources.

NBC said Cartwright, once the second highest ranking officer in the US military, was being investigated over the leaked information about the computer virus, which temporarily disabled 1,000 centrifuges used by Iran to enrich uranium, setting back its nuclear programme.

A "target" is someone a prosecutor or grand jury has substantial evidence linking to a crime and who is likely to be charged.

The Justice Department referred questions to the US attorney's office in Baltimore, where a spokeswoman, Marcia Murphy, declined to comment.

The New York Times published a detailed account of the Stuxnet program in June last year, in which it said President Barack Obama had decided to accelerate US cyber attacks, which began under George W Bush.

The story was based on 18 months of interviews with "current and former American, European and Israeli officials involved in the program, as well as a range of outside experts", the Times said in its story.

Cartwright, a four-star general who is now retired, was vice-chairman of the joint chiefs of staff from 2007 to 2011. The Times reported that he was a crucial player in the cyber operation called Olympic Games, started under Bush.

Bush reportedly advised Obama to preserve Olympic Games. According to the Times, Obama ordered the cyberattacks to be accelerated, and in 2010 an attack using a computer virus called Stuxnet temporarily disabled 1,000 centrifuges that the Iranians were using to enrich uranium.

Congressional leaders demanded a criminal investigation into who leaked the information, and Obama said he had zero tolerance for such leaks. Republicans said senior administration officials had leaked the details to bolster the president's national security credentials during the 2012 campaign.

The Times said Cartwright was one of the crucial players who had to break the news to Obama and vice-president Joe Biden that Stuxnet had escaped onto the internet.

An element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran's Natanz plant and sent it out on the internet, the Times reported. After the worm escaped, top administration officials met to consider whether the program had been fatally compromised.

Obama asked if the program should continue, and after hearing the advice of top advisers, decided to proceed.

The US and other Western countries believe the Iranian nuclear enrichment programme is aimed at building atomic weapons, while Tehran says it is solely for civilian energy purposes.

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