It's a murky business and the motivations could be commercial as well as political. By this I mean Flame can be used to destabilise the
National Security of Middle-Eastern countries as well as their commercial development.
So far it appears to be centred on Iran (according to Kaspersky) but it's a small sample to get carried away with and wider targets could be part of
the overall scheme.
The tool-kit is Swiss-Army enough to potentially sniff out large account holders and allow for major-money transfers. Potentially, the creators could
be mining a wide array of information that they could use politically but what if they screw a country by moving assets away? Massive cash transfers?
The 1st Gulf War bank heist would look like nothing.
Whoever it is, it's less likely to be a false flag and more likely to be that loose association of (mainly) Western groups trying to destabilise the
Middle-East. Or should that be continue to keep the Middle-East more destabilised than they are already?
One thing that particularly intrigues me: where are the other malwares? Where are the ones that would target Chinese, US or Russian political
infrastructure? So far, it seems like there's only one game in town and it's over in the Persian Gulf.
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