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Gerry Clinchy
05-29-2012, 08:30 PM
Who do you think is responsible for these viruses?



Detecting these and other incidents becomes harder as the coders become more clever. Schouwenberg said that one Flame module is an incredibly savvy uninstaller, which lets the cyberweapon carefully extract itself from a computer before buffing the insides to clean out all traces of itself.

“You have no idea that that machine was previously infected with Flame. Which is kind of scary, when you think about it,” he told FoxNews.com.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/29/world-most-sophisticated-cyber-weapon-burns-computers-in-middle-east/?test=latestnews#ixzz1wJPnENPX





“Our current working theory is that flame and Stuxnet were parallel projects,” Schouwenberg told FoxNews.com. “Whoever commissioned Stuxnet also commissioned Flame.”

That cyberattack was very specific, however, while the Flame attack is broad, having been detected in more than half a dozen countries already: Hungary, Iran, and Lebanon, Austria, Russia, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates, as well the Palestinian West Bank.

Mike W.
05-29-2012, 09:04 PM
It was a secret project launched under the Bush Administration, at the same time he gave the order for Stuxnet and the early planning of the Seal Team Six mission.

Gerry Clinchy
05-29-2012, 09:40 PM
It was a secret project launched under the Bush Administration, at the same time he gave the order for Stuxnet and the early planning of the Seal Team Six mission.

That's tongue-in-cheek, right?

Gerry Clinchy
06-01-2012, 02:46 PM
Just read today that you weren't joking, junfan68. The whole stuxnet virus thing was started by the Bush administration.