Obama's flat-footed response to Stuxnet leak
When Iranian nuke facilities were attacked by the infamous Stuxnet malware in 2010, many assumed it was the work of the U.S., Israel or both.
Last year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a criminal probe shortly after a lengthy article by The New York Times' chief Washington correspondent David Sanger reported that anonymous, high-level sources in the Obama administration had told him that the U.S. and Israeli governments had indeed used the Stuxnet worm to attack centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant.
This made the Obama Administration appear flat footed and not in control of classified information related to U.S. cybersecurity efforts. Critics also lashed the administration for trying to crush freedom of the press.