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U.S. Justice Department investigates leak of Stuxnet information

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKOW) -- There is another bombshell Friday in Washington regarding national-security leaks.

A source tells CNN that the Justice Department is investigating retired general James Cartwright regarding material in a book by a New York Times correspondent.

An NBC News report says the investigation concerns the leak of classified information about Stuxnet, the virus that infected computers in Iranian nuclear facilities in 2010.

The leak about Stuxnet was one of a series of national security-related leaks last year and had details of how the U.S. and Israel were behind the cyberattack.

Leaks appeared in stories by the Times, Newsweek and The Associated Press.

That prompted an FBI investigation and outraged top intelligence lawmakers.

Cartwright was Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Staff from 2007 to 2011.

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