A new documentary on “Stuxnet”, the joint U.S.–Israeli attack on Iran’s
nuclear program, reveals it was just a small part of a much bigger cyber
operation against the nation’s military and civilian infrastructure, under
the code name “NITRO ZEUS”.
The United States hacked into critical civilian and military infrastructure
in Iran to allow its operatives to disable the country with a devastating
series of cyberattacks at a moment’s notice, a documentary will claim this
The targets of the U.S. hacking operations, covered by the code name “NITRO
ZEUS”, include power plants, transport infrastructure, and air defenses,
the film will state, with agents entering these protected systems nightly
to make sure the attacks were still deployable.
The film *Zero Days* by Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney, which is set to
premiere at the Berlin film festival on Wednesday, will claim that the
U.S.–Israel “Stuxnet” worm – which destroyed around 1 in 5 of the
centrifuges used in Iran’s nuclear program – was just a small part of a
much larger set of offensive capabilities developed against the nation.