The ‘Old’ Flame Lurking in Systems for 2 Years

According to Eugene Kaspersky, founder of Kaspersky Lab, “Stuxnet and Duqu belonged to a single chain of attacks, which raised cyberwar-related concerns worldwide. The Flame malware looks to be another phase in this war, and it’s important to understand that such cyber weapons can easily be used against any country.”

This virus takes the virus weapon to new heights – it is buried in layers of encryption and security, has a flexible modular structure and a programmable response behaviour with parametric configuration for specific users, usage patterns and software environments. 
This SaaW (Software as a Weapon – or how about Saas Software as a Spy?) system is not designed to wreck, it’s designed to spy – gather data, monitor and report. It’s apparently even capable of turning on a computer’s micropohone to record conversations.
Now, Iran has acknowledged they have discovered it, but the question is – “How long ago, and did they use it to provide misinformation”? That’s always the problem with espionage…