Skip to comments.Flame could be a first strike in a war -- Symantec claims it does more than spy
Posted on 06/22/2012 1:36:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Malware Flame could have been a first strike weapon against Iran, according to insecurity outfit Symantec.
Although people have known that Flame had spying potential, but Symantec claims it was a weapon of war which might have been used in April to hit Iranian businesses. Iran had admitted that Flame for caused data loss on computers in the country's main oil export terminal and Oil Ministry.
Symantec researcher Vikram Thakur said on Thursday that the company has now identified a component of Flame that allows operators to delete files from computers, which means it can cause critical programs to fail or completely disable operating systems. Flame was deployed at least five years ago and meant that a US president could have flicked a switch and deleted huge numbers of files in Iran.
And Obama exposed it so he could get a political boost from it.
Ouch. files .. gone. bummer. stuff happens.
fortunately Whackmadinijad sprung for Carbonite...
Bush Baby. Cover blown by Obama.
Every time I think I have reached the limit of my absolute hatred that waste of skin and the people around him the needle goes up another notch or two.
Yay? SO what? Finally a good use for our tax dollars.
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