Director: Alex Gibney

116 minutes, 2016, USA, Digital

This film screened 15th November 2016.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion with guests including Dr Pól Mac Aonghusa, Senior Research Manager at the IBM Research Lab and Orla Cox, Security Intelligence Delivery at Symantec hosted by Jess Kelly, technology correspondent, Newstalk.

Crusading documentarian Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in The Room; Taxi to The Dark Side) goes on the trail of cyber terrorism in his latest eye-opening piece of investigative journalism; his specific target is he so-called Stuxnet worm, a computer virus that manifested around the world in 2012 before arriving at its destination, Iranian nuclear facilities, and performing its mission, exploding uranium-enriching centrifuges. Created covertly as a deliberate means to derail Iran’s nuclear capabilities, the Stuxnet worm represented a new level of sophistication in virus complexity; its potentially devastating application has been spoken of as an act of war during peacetime.

This event is part of Science Week supported by Science Foundation Ireland in partnership with Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.

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