No, Zero Days is not a horror movie, though we kind of wish it were. It’s a documentary about cyberwarfare, focusing on Stuxnet. Remember that scare? What makes it frustrating and worrying is that this worm was made by the U.S. government and Israel on purpose. Worse, it spread past its intended target–not only was it a nasty piece of malware, it was made by people who apparently forgot just how nasty a computer worm can be. And there is absolutely no way it is the last such malware created.
Synopsis for Zero Days
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.
In theaters, on Demand, Amazon Video and iTunes July 8th