Countdown to Zero Day
- Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon
- Sprecher: Joe Ochman
- Spieldauer: 13 Std. und 1 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 11.11.2014
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Random House Audio
In January 2010, inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency noticed that centrifuges at an Iranian uranium enrichment plant were failing at an unprecedented rate. The cause was a complete mystery - apparently as much to the technicians replacing the centrifuges as to the inspectors observing them.
Then, five months later, a seemingly unrelated event occurred: A computer security firm in Belarus was called in to troubleshoot some computers in Iran that were crashing and rebooting repeatedly.
At first, the firm’s programmers believed the malicious code on the machines was a simple, routine piece of malware. But as they and other experts around the world investigated, they discovered a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity.
They had, they soon learned, stumbled upon the world’s first digital weapon. For Stuxnet, as it came to be known, was unlike any other virus or worm built before: Rather than simply hijacking targeted computers or stealing information from them, it escaped the digital realm to wreak actual, physical destruction on a nuclear facility.
In these pages, Wired journalist Kim Zetter draws on her extensive sources and expertise to tell the story behind Stuxnet’s planning, execution, and discovery, covering its genesis in the corridors of Bush’s White House and its unleashing on systems in Iran - and telling the spectacular, unlikely tale of the security geeks who managed to unravel a sabotage campaign years in the making.
But Countdown to Zero Day ranges far beyond Stuxnet itself.
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Von P K Am hilfreichsten 06.01.2015
Some chapters are dense but overall very good
I had followed the Stuxnet case closely but I still learned new thing from the book. Some chapters are dense - especially the ones about US cyberwar policies - but these were the ones where I learned most new things.