CyberWar Threat

About the Show

The global cyberwar is heating up and the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers. This documentary examines the science and technology behind cyber warfare and questions whether a deadly new arms race has already arrived. Highly sophisticated computer programs such as the notorious Stuxnet worm can take over and even destroy the control systems that regulate everything from food factories to gas pipelines, power plants and chemical facilities. The US has taken the lead in developing this new offensive capability. While the destruction of Iranian centrifuges may have delayed Iran's nuclear bomb programme and forestalled an Israeli attack, now America's own critical infrastructure is vulnerable to retaliation.