8 Countries Accused Of Cyberwar Activities

United States

Believed by many in the security community to be the ultimate creator of Stuxnet, and potentially other high-end cyberweapons, the U.S. is the other country on the short list for attacks on the Iranian nuclear centrifuges over the past few years. Reports suggest that the initiatives began under George W. Bush and then continued under Barack Obama as a means of avoiding conventional military conflict over the Iranian nuclear program. The U.S. is also believed to have launched a much earlier cyberattack against a Soviet pipeline operation.

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