Cyberwar: Series 1
Ben Makuch travels the world to meet with hackers, government officials, and dissidents to investigate the ecosystem of cyberwarfare.
Part 1: Who is Anonymous ?
The notorious hacktivist collective Anonymous has targeted everyone from PayPal to the FBI. But a string of arrests have crippled the group. So who is Anonymous now?
Part 2: The Sony Hack
Sony Pictures was hacked and the U.S. blamed North Korea. But the government’s evidence wasn’t all that convincing, and many hackers and computer experts still have doubts.
Part 3: Cyber Mercenaries
Authoritarian regimes are using spyware tools bought from private companies in the West. Hacker Phineas Fisher targeted these companies to reveal their deals to suppress dissent.
Part 4: Hacked by China
From Google to the government, China has hacked many American networks. But theres a difference between spying and stealing intellectual property.
Part 5: Syria’s Cyber Battlefields
On the frontlines of one of the world’s bloodiest conflicts, a parallel war is being fought in cyberspace. Is Syria’s cyber battlefield creating a model for the wars of the future?
Part 6: Stuxnet the Digital Weapon
Stuxnet was a sophisticated cyber attack on an Iranian nuclear plant that may have changed the nature of warfare forever.
Part 7: Hacking the Infrastructure
As Iran ramps up its offensive cyber operations, American critical infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to attacks.
Part 8: America’s Elite Hacking Force
Tailored Access Operations, or TAO, is the NSA’s elite hacking force. TAO employs some of America’s best hackers–so who are their targets?
Part 9: The Zero Day Market
“Zero days” are bugs in software that hackers use to break into systems. Some are valued at up to a million dollars, with both buyers and sellers shrouded in secrecy.
Part 10: Anonymous vs ISIS
In a war with ISIS online, is Anonymous working with the U.S. government?
Part 11: The Ashley Madison Hack
After Ashley Madison, a hook-up site for married people, got hacked, its users weren’t the only ones exposed – turns out the cheating site may have been cheating its own customers.
Part 12: Israel Cyber Nation
Israel is one of the worlds cyber super powers. So how did this tiny nation grow so strong – and who is it targeting?
Part 13: Lights Out in Ukraine
A cyber attack on Ukraine’s power grid leaves thousands of people in the dark as a military conflict involving Russia rages in the east.
Part 14: Crime and Government Russia’s Hackers
Russian cybercrime is big business – and some say hackers get a pass when they work double duty for Putin and his geopolitical ambitions.
Part 15: The Future of War
Exploring how wars of the future might be fought with autonomous machines, drones and weapons that can act on their own and whether it’s ever OK to write code that can kill.
Part 16: The Race for Artificial Intelligence
From self-driving cars to Siri, a race is on to build more powerful AI, but some warn we could be programming our own extinction.