Leon Panetta, Former CIA Director, at a Senate Hearing said "...The next Pearl Harbor that we confront could very well be a cyber-attack..." The centres a blackhat hacker committing cyber-crimes. The title "Blackhat" refers to the term that describes a villain (named after the practice of villains in Westerns wearing black hats) that commits cyber-crimes for maliciousness or for personal gain. The film's plot was inspired by the Stuxnet's case, a computer worm designed to attack industrial programmable logic controllers. The Stuxnet is typically introduced to the target environment by an infected USB flash drive. The virus then propagates across the network, scanning for Siemens Step7 software on computers controlling a PLC. In the absence of both criteria, Stuxnet becomes dormant inside the computer. If both the conditions are fulfilled, Stuxnet introduces the infected rootkit onto the PLC and Step7 software, modifying the codes and giving unexpected commands to the PLC while returning a loop of normal operations system values feedback to the user. Stuxnet has three modules: a worm that executes all routines related to the main payload of the attack; a link file that automatically executes the propagated copies of the worm; and a rootkit component responsible for hiding all malicious files and processes, preventing detection of the presence of Stuxnet. Discovered in 2010, Stuxnet ruined almost one-fifth of Iran's nuclear facilities and his origin couldn't be officially identified.
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