31 May '12, 9am

The Cyber War Against #Iran |Strategypage| #IranElection #Cybersecurity

May 31, 2012: For the third year in a row, a Cyber War "super weapon" has turned up in Iranian and other Middle Eastern computers. The new one is called Flame, and it was designed to stay hidden and collect information. It apparently did both, for up to five years (or more), in Iran, Lebanon, the Palestinian West Bank, and, to a lesser extent, other Moslem countries in the region. Like the earlier Stuxnet (2009) and Duqu (2011), Flame has all the signs of being designed and created by professional programmers and software engineers. Most malware (hacker software) is created by talented and often undisciplined amateurs and often displays a lack of discipline and organization. Professional programmers create more capable and reliable software. That describes Stuxnet, Duqu, and Flame. Someone is spending big bucks to craft major Cyber War weapons and turn them loose. As resea...

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