Flame virus “created by US and Israel as part of intensifying cyber warfare”
The “Flame” computer virus, which was discovered earlier this month amid a series of attacks on Iran’s oil industry, had been created by the US and Israel as part of an intensifying campaign of cyber-warfare, according to reports.
Last week similarities were discovered between the coding of Flame, a piece of Malware disguised as a Microsoft software update, and Stuxnet, a virus previously launched on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure.
“This is about preparing the battlefield for another type of covert action,” one former high-ranking US official reportedly told The Washington Post.“Cyber collection against the Iranian programme is way further down the road than this.”
The CIA, NSA and Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as well as the Israeli embassy in Washington, did not comment on the newspaper’s report.
Earlier this month it was reported that those responsible for the Flame and Stuxnet cyber-attacks ‘cooperated at least once’ in the early stages of their development, according to Russian security company Kaspersky Lab.
The new findings reveal that the teams shared source code of at least one module prior to 2010. “What we have found is very strong evidence that Stuxnet/Duqu and Flame cyber-weapons are connected,” said Alexander Gostev, Chief Security Expert at Kaspersky Lab.
no shit sherlock..like that is a surprise..israel and the usa making cyber attacks a terror issue..and they are they are instigators of the biggest attacks!