The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is claiming that reports about the U.S. facilitating cyber attacks against Iran require some skepticism, AOL Defense reports.
During remarks at Bloomberg Government event, Rep. Mike Rogers addressed a reported partnership between the U.S. and Israel to develop the Stuxnet and Flame viruses.
Stuxnet targeted Iranian industrial systems, destroying nuclear processing machines, and Flame allowed for spying on computers, according to reports.
Rogers said he believes the U.S. should not make the first move in cyberspace because of vulnerability of private sector networks, according to Sydney Freeburg’s report.
Reports of the U.S. engaging in a cyber attack, even false ones, could lead to a blame game and attacks against the U.S., Rogers added.