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Alex Gibney’s latest documentary details claims of the American/Israeli jointly developed malware Stuxnet – deployed not only to destroy Iranian enrichment centrifuges but also threaten attacks against Iranian civilian infrastructure.
Wars are no longer waged solely in the physical world, but online. Most people are at least peripherally aware of the fact that cyberwar exists – but what exactly is it? And what does it entail? How can a war be waged from a keyboard?
Acclaimed documentary maker Alex Gibney asks and answers these questions with “Zero Days”, an exploration of one of the most powerful cyberweapons ever created: Stuxnet.
No country or power has claimed responsibility for Stuxnet, a computer worm which targeted the systems of Iran’s nuclear centrifuges – reportedly ruining almost a fifth of the nuclear centrifuges in Iran. It is suspected to be a joint creation of the United States and Israel. Stuxnet, and a subsequent cyberwar campaign by the United States called “The Olympic Games”, represent the terrifying possibilities of war waged online. As David Fear from The Rolling Stone says: “We have seen the enemy, and it’s written in PHP code.”
Check out this extraordinary and eye-opening new documentary on Beamafilm now.