Recent cyber weapon found in middle east thousands

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What is the name of  recently founded data steeling virus that has lurked inside thousands of computers across the middle east?

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Hi Heshan,

The name of the recently found data stealing Virus is " Flame" which has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East.
 
As per  Kaspersky Lab security senior researcher Roel Schouwenberg, whose company discovered this virus says It is the most complex piece of malicious software discovered till date.
 
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Recent cyber weapon found in middle east thousands

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Its name is "Flame." The third major cyber weapon dubbed 'flame' uncovered inside thousands of computers across Middle East. lab research shows largest number of infected machines in Iran and Israel.
 

They say Flame has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign.

The virus contains about 20 times as much code as Stuxnet, which attacked an Iranian uranium enrichment facility, causing centrifuges to fail. It has about 100 times as much code as a typical virus designed to steal financial information, Schouwenberg said.

Flame can gather data files, remotely change settings on computers, turn on PC microphones to record conversations, take screen shots and log instant messaging chats. Kaspersky Lab discovered Flame while investigating reports that a virus dubbed Wiper was attacking computers in Iran.

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