Morning Security Brief: Petraeus Fallout, McAfee Wanted for Questioning, Biological Attack Modeling, and More
The Petraeus scandal just keeps getting bigger and bigger. McAfee founder a “person of interest” in neighbor’s murder. Iran tells why it shot at a U.S. drone. And more.
►The fallout of the scandal surrounding CIA director David Petraeus could also take down NATO’s ISAF commander General John Allen. Petraeus resigned on Friday after admitting an affair. It has since been determined that the affair was with his biographer Paula Broadwell. Now authorities are looking into 20,000-30,000 pages of documents related to Allen. An anonymous official told CNN that Allen’s investigation is connected .
►Police in Belize named the founder of McAfee Inc., John McAfee, as a person of interest in the murder of his next-door neighbor, Gregory Viant Faull. Faull was found dead Sunday. He died after being shot in the head and authorities have been unable to locate McAfee. Neighbors say Faull had in the past complained about McAfee’s behavior. Earlier this year police raided McAfee’s house and found multiple guns.
►Iran says the American UAV that it fired on was spying on its oil tankers in the Persian Gulf .
►In other news, Arlington-based researchers say they have developed a structural model for biological attacks that helps recognize an outbreak curve and distinguish it from “noisy background morbidity levels.” ♦ More than one-third of businesses have had confidential information exposed in the past year, according to Symantec’s 2012 State of Information report. ♦ And Israel considers resuming assassinations of militant leaders in the Gaza Strip.