Link Found Between Stuxnet and Flame!


Kaspersky Labs have found a unique piece of code that appeared in both the Stuxnet virus and Flame virus.  An earlier article in The New York Times, reports that the virus’s were most likely, created in tandem, by the U.S.A. and Israel to undermine the nuclear facilities of Iran. The two teams of developers seem to have ended their joint involvement in development of  the malware sometime in 2010.   Both governments (u.s. and israel) have denied participation.

I am slightly surprised that they made such undetectable, highly sophisticated malware/spyware, but failed to notice they had used the same piece of coding in both virus’s.  Big fail.  And an even bigger fail is that they were trying to sabotage the iranian nuclear enrichment facility.  They could have caused a meltdown!!  Or were they trying to cause a meltdown in order to justify another war?  The world does not need another 3 mile island, chernobyl or fukushima.

http://news.yahoo.com/proof-links-flame-stuxnet-super-cyber-weapons-researchers-150951902–abc-news-topstories.html

The Flame Virus.


“We believe Flame was written by a different team of programmers but commissioned by the same larger entity,” Roel Schouwenberg, a security researcher at Kaspersky Labs, said.

From my previous post, we must assume Flame is the work of the United States and/or Israel. Nations that have the skill to commit cyber espionage of this complexity are mainly the U.S.A., Israel, Russia, and China.

Flame has infected thousands of systems and stolen data across the middle east.  Iran has confirmed infections on several high ranking officials computers.

At 20 megabytes in size, the Flame virus is huge, much, much larger than Duqu or Stuxnet.  They also believe that it Flame could be older than 2007 and it’s been hiding in plain sight the whole time.  Flame is different than Duqu or Stuxnet because it operates much like a smart phone, they can add or take off programs or “apps” designed to do different tasks.

If Flame is older than 2007, what is out there now, that no one has found yet?  and if these programs are taking information from abroad, how long have they been taking and using data from citizens computers of the United States?

All along is obviously the answer.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/technology/researchers-link-flame-virus-to-stuxnet-and-duqu.html

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