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Germany: Alex Gibney warns of dangers of cyber weapons at Berlinale02:13

Germany: Alex Gibney warns of dangers of cyber weapons at Berlinale

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February 17, 2016 at 02:52 GMT +00:00 · Published

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney warned of the dangers of cyber weapons during a press conference to promote his new film 'Zero Days,' at the Berlinale film festival in the German capital, Wednesday.

Gibney called it "dismaying" that there has been no "discussion of how formidable is the offensive cyber programme is of the United States and presumably also Israel, Russia, China."

'Zero Days' explores the phenomena of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus evidently commissioned by the US and Israeli governments to attack Iran's nuclear programme. The weapon not only infected the programme but also spread uncontrollably, affecting machines and systems far beyond its intended target.

"These are weapons that in effect are being implanted and criss-crossing the world in ways that none of us really understand because nobody is willing to talk about them openly." stated the American filmmaker.

Gibney expressed surprise over the Iranian nuclear agreement, though he warned that "Obama was quite prepared that things might go awry and developed, within the US, some very powerful weapons in case things didn't go so well."

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Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney warned of the dangers of cyber weapons during a press conference to promote his new film 'Zero Days,' at the Berlinale film festival in the German capital, Wednesday.

Gibney called it "dismaying" that there has been no "discussion of how formidable is the offensive cyber programme is of the United States and presumably also Israel, Russia, China."

'Zero Days' explores the phenomena of Stuxnet, a self-replicating computer virus evidently commissioned by the US and Israeli governments to attack Iran's nuclear programme. The weapon not only infected the programme but also spread uncontrollably, affecting machines and systems far beyond its intended target.

"These are weapons that in effect are being implanted and criss-crossing the world in ways that none of us really understand because nobody is willing to talk about them openly." stated the American filmmaker.

Gibney expressed surprise over the Iranian nuclear agreement, though he warned that "Obama was quite prepared that things might go awry and developed, within the US, some very powerful weapons in case things didn't go so well."

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