this evening (monday 16th), 9,00-10.30m, on bbc 4 tv (repeated 2.30am) zero day: nuclear cyber-sabotage (in the storyville series)
“Zero Day is the most comprehensive account to date of how a clandestine mission, Stuxnet, opened forever the Pandora’s box of cyber-warfare.
Documentary thriller about warfare in a world without rules – the world of cyberwar. It tells the story of Stuxnet, self-replicating computer malware, known as a ‘worm’ for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own.
In a covert operation, the American and Israeli intelligence agencies allegedly unleashed Stuxnet to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility.
A cautionary tale of technology, politics, unintended consequences, morality, and the dangers of secrecy: ultimately the ‘worm’ spread beyond its intended target.”