Kaspersky Discovered New Espionage SoftwareAdded: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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Kapersky Lab has recently uncovered new malware and called it “miniFlame”, because it linked directly to Flame. This piece of software, also known as SPE, was originally found by insecurity experts 4 months ago when they were analyzing the Flame virus – an application responsible for espionage attacks on the PCs running Windows in the Middle East. This July Kaspersky Lab recognized the Flame virus as the most sophisticated malware yet discovered. However, today’s discovery proves that the scale of the operation appears larger than anyone could imagine.
According to the security experts’ findings, miniFlame shares the same architecture with Flame, but can also operate by itself as a malicious program or as a plug-in for Flame and Gauss. The malware is used as a cyber espionage instrument, working as a backdoor for information theft, which allows the intruders to access the infected machine.
However, the number of machines infected by miniFlame is no more than sixty at the moment, and Kaspersky Lab believes that all of them were already infected with the Flame virus, which has simply formed another wave of an espionage attack to steal data. Security experts found out that miniFlame was first designed in 2010, with further editions being created in 2011 and 2012. At the moment, 6 versions of the malware are still considered active. Perhaps, its creators have started to develop it as far back as 2007.
The experts believe that it works the following way: first, Flame or Gauss infect as many machines as they can in order to steal tons of data. After the information is reviewed by the hackers, they define a certain victim and infect it with miniFlame for more in-depth cyber-espionage. The process might involve taking screenshots of the affected machines or using a controlled USB drive to store information gathered from infected computers offline.
As you can see, the structure of miniFlame revealed the cooperation between the developers of Flame malware and another virus – Gauss, because miniFlame is able to work with both applications. Moreover, some insecurity experts suggest that since the links were already established between Flame and Stuxnet applications, they all might have originated from the same source. They were also linked with the government of the United States, with Stuxnet being responsible for attacks on Iranian infrastructure and nuclear facilities.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
|The experts believe..its the experts that create these virus's and maleware programs.. and the experts work for the anti virus companys to sell you there very own security it all comes down to the money money money and how to bleed us of every penny we have to be safe form the virus's they create the rich become richer and the poor become poorer|
|posted by (2012-10-23 22:49:21)|
|Puppins, I have been coding for years now and you are talking out of your arse, you want to get infected and see what its like to feel that you will never get your computer back ever again, I make you right about one thing though, the antivirus people are taking the piss out of simple folk that aint got a clue how to run their engine. myself no antivirus for me just my own proggy and common sense.|
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|Germany Spying on Its Citizens It was later that a mention of monitoring system for Skype was found. It turned out that the Ministry of the Interior has spent a lot of money on "Trojan viruses" and "IMSI catchers". This kind of software is being used for “man-in-the-middle” attacks on cell phones widely employed by German police. In other words, the belief that the police are constantly monitoring people is quite real. there all in it together anti virus company's government. i know i have had to do fresh installs on a lot of peoples lappys and 90% of them they have been looking at porn i get about 4 a week to do and have come across some proper head ache's but i have always bee able to get photos and some not all documents off them. the only problem is the remote files|
|i think its the anti-virus companys that are makeing and sending out all the new trojans ect to keep them in business|
|it makes sense bone111 thats why i love torrenting. i have bitdeffender for 65 years and it was totally free|
|thanks ---so much||
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