Thursday, June 21, 2012

US-Israel Virus Attack on Iran

In addition to us dropping bombs, we also drop viruses.  This virus was disguised as a Microsoft update.

The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort.

The massive piece of malware secretly mapped and monitored Iran’s computer networks, sending back a steady stream of intelligence to prepare for a cyber­warfare campaign.

Flame was designed to do all this while masquerading as a routine Microsoft software update; it evaded detection for several years by using a sophisticated program to crack an encryption algorithm.


1 comment:

Nazra said...

I have heard about this but of course not any of the American news feeds etc.