It was one of the most concerning facets to arise from Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing; Stuxnet, a malicious computer worm that was allegedly hatched as a joint American-Israeli cyber weapon. Designed to cripple Iran’s nuclear program, the virus purportedly exploits the zero-day loop in computer software, all the while hiding any malicious files and processes that were carried out during said digital infiltration.
Hoping to shed light on that elusive Stuxnet is filmmaker Alex Gibney, who just recently launched Zero Days across theatres and on demand services. Available to view from Friday, July 8, We Got This Covered has an exclusive and thrilling clip to share, and you can find it in the player above.
Among those quizzed about the alleged cyber weapon are Colonel Gary D. Brown, Eric Chien, Richard A. Clarke, General Michael Hayden, Olli Heinonen, Chris Inglis, Vitaly Kamluk and Eugene Kaspersky.
Zero Days is now available to watch and/or stream via theatres, on Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes from July 8.
Alex Gibney’s ZERO DAYS is a documentary thriller about warfare in a world without rules— the world of cyberwar. The film 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) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. It’s the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare.