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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cyber-Space: The Final Frontier: Global cyber war in full swing: New Flame-linked malware detected

Editor's Notes: We live in a computerized world. Shut down the computers and you shut down the world. Cyberspace is being flooded with reports of Cyber-Attacks and Cyber-Warfare. It is almost certain that a massive Cyber-attack is coming, all that reamins in doubt is the source of such an attack. The US and Israel are the only 2 nations known to have launced Cyber-Attacks against their alleged enemies such as Iran, so we know that they have the capability to launch such attacks. When, not if, these attacks come, they will almost certainly be 'False-Flag' operations launched from within rather than from outside the US. Whatever the source of the attacks, these Cyber-Attacks will almost certainly lead to massive military operations against one or more nations, Iran in particular, and possible North Korea, and even China! But the effect of this type of warfare on America and the world will be devastating and deadlier than a limited Nuclear attack. The following are previous articles I have posted on this important subject.

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A new cyber espionage program linked to the notorious Flame and Gauss malware has been detected by Russia's Kaspersky Lab. The anti-virus giant’s chief warns that global cyber warfare is in “full swing” and will probably escalate in 2013. The virus, dubbed miniFlame, and also known as SPE, has already infected computers in Iran, Lebanon, France, the United States and Lithuania. It was discovered in July 2012 and is described as “a small and highly flexible malicious program designed to steal data and control infected systems during targeted cyber espionage operations,” Kaspersky Lab said in a statement posted on its website.
The malware was originally identified as an appendage of Flame – the program used for targeted cyber espionage in the Middle East and acknowledged to be part of joint US-Israeli efforts to undermine Iran’s nuclear program. But later, Kaspersky Lab analysts discovered that miniFlame is an “interoperable tool that could be used as an independent malicious program, or concurrently as a plug-in for both the Flame and Gauss malware.” The analysis also showed new evidence of cooperation between the creators of Flame and Gauss, as both viruses can use miniFlame for their operations. “MiniFlame’s ability to be used as a plug-in by either Flame or Gauss clearly connects the collaboration between the development teams of both Flame and Gauss. Since the connection between Flame and Stuxnet/Duqu has already been revealed, it can be concluded that all these advanced threats come from the same 'cyber warfare' factory,” Kaspersky Lab said.
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