Middle East Cyberwar Fanned by Flame

Those who read my books know that I have an interest in cyberwar. Day by day it gets more involved and intriguing, stranger than fiction. Stuxnet set the pace, now there’s Flame.

Kaspersky – the well known Russian producer of anti-virus software has discovered a virulent new virus. “The complexity and functionality of the newly discovered malicious programme exceed those of all other cyber menaces known to date,” it said in a statement.

 Kaspersky’s chief security expert said Iran was the country by far the worst affected by Flame, followed by Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Syria and Lebanon. Alexander Gotsev went on to say that:

“The geography of the targets and also the complexity of the threat leaves no doubt about it being a nation state that sponsored the research that went into it.”

Israel has not admitted responsibility, neither has the country categorically denied involvement.

Full story at DefenceTalk.