Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus [video]
Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 6:00AM
Randy in computers, security, video, virus, war, weapons

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.


Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus is a video that claims to be a “motion infographic.”  Created by Patrick Clair, it explores some of the information that has emerged as people have been dissecting the Stuxnet computer virus.

An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code.

I really like the idea of motion infographics, but I disagree that moving text and animation make this an infographic.  There is a lot of information, but there aren’t any data visualizations.  There were a couple of animations that looked like data visualizations, but they’re vague and don’t convey any data to the viewer.

I really like the video, the topic of weaponized software is fascinating and the Security Now podcast #291 has a really good explanation of what has been publicly learned about the virus.

Question for everyone reading: “Does informative = infographic?”

Direction and Motion Graphics: Patrick Clair
Written by: Scott Mitchell

Found on Visual News

The video is now also available on YouTube:

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