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Meet ‘Flame’, The Massive Spy Malware Infiltrating Iranian Computers
05-28-2012, 07:01 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh jeez I wonder who made that... coffeetime.gif

Quote:A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.

The malware, discovered by Russia-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, is an espionage toolkit that has been infecting targeted systems in Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, the Israeli Occupied Territories and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa for at least two years.

Dubbed “Flame” by Kaspersky, the malicious code dwarfs Stuxnet in size – the groundbreaking infrastructure-sabotaging malware that is believed to have wreaked havoc on Iran’s nuclear program in 2009 and 2010. Although Flame has both a different purpose and composition than Stuxnet, and appears to have been written by different programmers, its complexity, the geographic scope of its infections and its behavior indicate strongly that a nation-state is behind Flame, rather than common cyber-criminals — marking it as yet another tool in the growing arsenal of cyberweaponry.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/05/flame/

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05-28-2012, 09:07 PM #2
yankees skier
Posts:5,898 Threads:215 Joined:Feb 2011
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Biere.
05-29-2012, 08:43 AM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
Posts:12,782 Threads:1,182 Joined:Feb 2011
Kaspersky rang a bell so i went looking and sure enough, they're the ones that analyzed stuxnet.


Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said Monday that it had uncovered a ‘cyber-espionage worm’ designed to collect and delete sensitive information, primarily in Middle Eastern countries.

Kaspersky called the malware, named “Flame,” the “most sophisticated cyber-weapon yet unleashed.” The company said in a note on its website the bug had infected computers in Iran, the West Bank, Sudan, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. On his Twitter account Monday, Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky wrote, “it took us six months to analyze stuxnet. The Flame is 20-times more complicated.”

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/20...ds-attack/
05-29-2012, 09:45 AM #4
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:8,713 Threads:203 Joined:Feb 2011
I'll wager,,, that this type of shït,,, is why a certain group of ever present UFO's

Keep Earth people out of the rest of the Galaxy.

EVIL,,, is the first gene to be centralized to earthlings only.
05-29-2012, 10:27 AM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
Maybe so Rog', but it's actually the "ruling class" that fucks everything up for the rest of us IMO. If most people had some type of interstellar craft, I think the last thing they would do is go ET hunting.
Our leaders instituted that shoot to kill policy to protect their own interests that stem from being control and disinformation freaks.

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05-29-2012, 12:01 PM #6
Jed Member
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Who would have done such a thing?



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