Flame virus

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Flame virus

A very sophisticated cyber espionage virus targeting computers in the Middle East and discovered in 2012. A very large and complex virus that uses various methods to hide itself and spoof antivirus software, Flame was designed to grab local and network data, including Skype video sessions. Also called "Flamer" and "SkyWiper," unlike Stuxnet, which was targeted at industrial controllers, Flame is a general-purpose virus for Windows PCs that can be remotely commanded to perform myriad surveillance tasks. See Stuxnet.
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The malware called "Flame" then renamed by the Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS) to "SkyWiper" caused data loss within the Ministry and stole data.
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Researchers from the Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS) of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, which played an important role in the discovery and analysis of Duqu, have alsoreleased a reporton the Flame malware, which they call "sKyWIper."
Analysts who have investigated the virus and the pattern of infection claimed that Flame, also called Skywiper, is one of the most complex computer espionage threats ever seen.
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Analysts who have investigated it and the pattern of infection revealed that the new piece of malware is called 'Flamer or Skywiper' and might be responsible for recent data loss incidents in Iran.