Flame malware – more details of targeted cyber attack in Middle East

Earlier today, when I first reported on Flame malware that is said to have targeted Iranian computer systems, there was precious little detail.

It seems the reason for the scant information was that an embargo had been put on the media, who were waiting for the magic time of 2pm UK time to publish their stories.

Sure enough, this afternoon much more colour has been brought to the story and high profile news websites such as the BBC and Wired are telling the story of how Flame has been seen on computers in the Middle East, and Iran in particular.

Firstly, The Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security (CrySyS) at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics has published an…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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