Richard Silverstein presents a possible narrative of what happened to Ben Zygier, the Mossad agent who died mysteriously in prison.
I’m not following that story in detail, but something from Silverstein’s account (which he points out is partially speculative) hit me:
Koustoukis revealed in 2010 that Zygier worked for a mysterious European company that sold computers and other technical equipment. He also reported that Zygier used his passports to travel repeatedly to Iran, presumably to sell such equipment.
Stuxnet spread via thumb drives, not via the internet. Someone had to plug a drive into an Iranian computer. What if it was a salesman offering some helpful virus cleanup software or a new game? Here it is, see what a cool game? Thanks, good stuff.
And the additional Stuxnet package wouldn’t show up until later, in another way.