James Cartwright, retired Marine general, target of Iran leak investigation

James Cartwright, retired Marine general, target of Iran leak investigation

(CBS News) Retired U.S. Marine Gen. James Cartwright is the target of a criminal leak investigation involving a covert cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear facilities in 2010. On Friday, a U.S. official confirmed to CBS News’ Bob Orr that the four-star general is the target of the investigation, being conducted by the U.S. attorney out of Baltimore.

The cyberattack at the root of the investigation involves the Stuxnet computer virus, which was used in 2010 to disrupt 1,000 Iranian centrifuges and is widely believed to be sponsored by the U.S. and Israel.

The New York Times, and subsequently other newspapers, published extensive details about the attack and the Obama administration acted swiftly, launching a leak investigation to determine who provided the secret information.


This is BIG….