For example, the Flame virus
attacks a company's infrastructure and steals the data.
Last year, Kaspersky, speaking at the conference, revealed the existence of the Flame virus
, which infects infrastructure and mission-critical computer systems.
The United States has been accused by a French news magazine of using malware similar to the Flame virus
to break into the computer network of France's presidential palace in the final weeks of Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency.
Nicolai Solling, director of Technology Services at help AG, shares insight on the Flame virus
and LinkedIn leaks, and the implications for Internet users in the Middle East.
Some observers point out that the ITU hired a Russian security firm to investigate the Flame virus
, which sparked concerns about the dangers in cyberspace and the need for better cybersecurity cooperation.
Early this year it was found that computers across the Middle East were also infected with the Flame virus
, which mined data and broke codes with an expert level cryptography, stunning the hacking community.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Flame virus
which is associated with a cyber warfare effort against Iran, developed in 2006, is considered to be linked to about three other malware programs, according to a new analysis.
This summer, the world was introduced to the most powerful and destructive computer virus in history: the "Flame Virus
." This pervasive data-snatching virus swept through the Middle East and many other countries, seemingly overnight.
GFI also hosted a free webinar which provided a detailed look at the Flame virus
using data gathered from GFI's own GFI SandboxlM technology.
The Middle East which has over the last year seen a dramatic rise in malware attacks targeted at both private as well as government organisations recently fell victim to the much talked about Flame virus
. Kaspersky Labs who first discovered the threat described it as the 'most complex piece of malicious software yet'.
and Israel to try cyber attacks against Iran's nuclear infrastructure with tools such as the Stuxnet worm and the Flame virus
. Cyber warfare is, as the name says, a form of warfare.