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White House directive behind Stuxnet virus

A series of cyberattacks on Iranian nuclear efforts came from a White House directive.

The New York Times reports the efforts, code-named “Olympic Games,” began during the Bush administration and one of the strings of code accidentally became publically known as Stuxnet.

Israel was also a partner in the offensive, which is the first known series of cyberattacks the U.S. has been behind.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.

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