Today, Kim Zetter released her book, “Countdown to Zero Day”. The book recounts the story of Stuxnet’s attempt to sabotage Iran’s uranium enrichment program. The work that Eric Chien, Nicolas Falliere, and I carried out is featured in the book. During the process of writing the book, Kim interviewed us on many occasions and we were lucky enough to be able to review an advanced copy.
Figure 1. Kim Zetter’s new book, “Countdown to Zero Day”
In chapter 17 of the book, “The Mystery of the Centrifuges”, Kim talks about how Stuxnet infections began in Iran, identifying several companies where she believes the infections originated.
“To get their weapon into the plant, the attackers launched an offensive against four companies. All of the companies were involved in industrial control processing of some sort, either manufacturing products or...