Newscast Media MOSCOW—Iran’s alleged infiltration of a U.S. Navy computer network
was far more extensive than previously thought, according to officials, and the officer
who led the response will likely face questions about it from senators weighing his
nomination as the next head of the embattled National Security Agency, the Wall
Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
It took the Navy about four months to finally purge the hackers from its biggest
unclassified computer network, according to current and former officials.
Some lawmakers are concerned about how long it took. When Vice Adm. Michael
Rogers, President Barack Obama’s choice for the new NSA director, faces his
confirmation hearing, some senators are expected to ask whether there is a long-term
plan to address security gaps exposed by the attack, congressional aides said. The
hearing hasn’t been scheduled yet, but could be next month.
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