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May 29, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

Tikun Olam | Richard Silverstein | May 28, 2012

flame computer mapMap of known infections from Flame

The country that brought us Iranian nuclear assassinations, explosions at Iran missile bases, and Stuxnet, is at it again.  A computer virus called Flame, is spreading among computers in the Middle East. according to an article by an expert at Kapersky Labs:

…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 Unioncame 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.

Flame shares many characteristics with notorious cyber weapons Duqu and Stuxnet: while its features are different, the geography and careful targeting of…

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