www.kaspersky.com... and associates have announced the discovery of the most sophisticated cyberspying software found yet.
They call it "Flame, and it is large and very complex. It is speculated to have been developed by a goverment backed group, and so far has targeted
middle eastern countries, primarily Iran, Israel, Palestine, Syria, and a couple others.
Here's a snippet about it from www.securelist.com... -
"Duqu and Stuxnet raised the stakes in the cyber battles being fought in the Middle East – but now we’ve found what might be the most
sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed. The ‘Flame’ cyber espionage worm came to the attention of our experts at Kaspersky Lab after the UN’s
International Telecommunication Union came to us for help in finding an unknown piece of malware which was deleting sensitive information across the
Middle East. While searching for that code – nicknamed Wiper – we discovered a new malware codenamed Worm.Win32.Flame."
Who is behind this is unknown, but if one had three guesses, 95% of people would likely come up with the same names. It seems to me that we are in a
new-age of cyber-spying, perhaps and information-age coldwar. Stay tuned...
edit on 28-5-2012 by surfin4it because: fixed BB code to enable hotlinks
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