WASHINGTON - Echoing other Senate cybersecurity experts, Sen. Roy Blunt argued Wednesday that alleged White House leaks about a U.S. cyber attack on Iran make this country more vulnerable to similar attacks on critical infrastructure such as utilities. It would seem to me that the president actually heightened our potential to have a cyber problem by pointing out to the world, through the administration, that ... we'e doing it,Blunt, R-Mo., told reporters. Blunt , a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee and member of a working group on cybersecurity %u2013 joined critics ranging from former GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to Intelligence Committee chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in questioning the leaks behind a New York Times report that President Barack Obama tried to derail Iran's nuclear program by secretly ordering cyberattacks. Asserting that "laws have apparently been broken," McCain demanded a Senate investigatory hearing into the alleged leaks, and Senate Armed Services chair Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said he has agreed to hold a hearing.
Blunt claims leaks have made U.S. more vulnerable to cyber-attacks - St. Louis Beacon