Extremely worrying film. It also enveils a lot of conspiracies. It is no wonder there are so many going around these days. The powers that be abuse their station. And they will continue to do so. And we may be in for some very dark times. The fact this film did not get the publicity or reach the audience it should have, considering its budget and calibre of filmmkaing also says a lot. Watch it.
The Stuxnet attack is essentially a contemporary version of The Bay of Pigs, yet another shameful example of how shady, backdoor politics will always yield unpredictable and often immeasurably worse consequences. The issue at stake here: cyber warfare. Navigating this concept through multiple points of view, Gibney does what he does best: framing the issue in a larger societal picture.
The latest (I guess) regarding what is possible to publicly report regarding Stuxnet. A few years ago, when David Sanger published his story, there were a couple of documentaries and news stories that were about or included this subject. Now there is more (no official acknowledgements). Alex Gibney does another good documentary, a brave effort on something that faces secrecy and the "national security" barrier.
This incendiary claim regarding governmental malware cyber-warfare would be written off as a conspiracy theory if intelligence officials weren't so ridiculously suspicious. The escalating empirical evidence in this documentary rivals Snowden and Manning revelations, the Panama Papers scandal and the Leveson Inquiry. Quite astonishing.