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    Dubbed 'Flame', the Trojan bug worms its way into computer systems and reportedly turns infected machines into listening devices.

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    ......item 1)... The Telegraph ... www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews ... privacy and cookies ...

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    Flame virus most powerful espionage tool ever, UN warns

    By Damien McElroy ... 8:05PM BST 29 May 2012

    The Flame virus is the most powerful espionage tool ever to target countries, a United Nations agency responsible for regulating the internet has warned.
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    Figures released by the Kaspersky Lab show that infections by the programme were spread across the Middle East with 189 attacks in Iran, 98 incidents in the West Bank, 32 in Sudan and 30 in Syria

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    This is the most serious warning we have ever put out," said Marco Obiso, cyber security coordinator for the UN's Geneva-based International Telecommunications Union.

    The formal warning will tell member nations that the Flame virus is a dangerous espionage tool that could potentially be used to attack critical infrastructure, he said. "They should be on alert."

    Orla Cox, a security analyst at the security firm Symantec, said that Flame was targeting specific individuals, apparently Iranian related. "The way it has been developed is unlike anything we've seen before," she said. "It's huge. It's like using an atomic weapon to crack a nut."

    Figures released by the Kaspersky Lab show that infections by the programme were spread across the Middle East with 189 attacks in Iran, 98 incidents in the West Bank, 32 in Sudan and 30 in Syria.

    Other countries where the virus was detected include Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

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    Evidence suggest that the virus, dubbed Flame, may have been built on behalf of the same nation or nations that commissioned the Stuxnet worm that attacked Iran's nuclear program in 2010, according to Kaspersky Lab, the Russian cyber security software maker that took credit for discovering the infections.

    "I think it is a much more serious threat than Stuxnet," Mr Obiso said.

    Unlike the Stuxnet virus that was previously used to disrupt Iranian systems, Flame does not disrupt or terminate systems.

    Iran, whose nuclear facilities and oil ministry have previously been the target of virus attacks, accuses the US and Israel of trying to sabotage its programme. It denies the allegation that its programme is weapons related.

    A leading Israeli politician hinted at the country's involvement in the virus. Israel rejects Tehran's claims that its nuclear programme is designed to produce energy, not bombs. It considers Iran to be the greatest threat to its survival.

    "Whoever sees the Iranian threat as a significant threat is likely to take various steps, including these, to hobble it," Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon told Army Radio. "Israel is blessed with high technology, and we boast tools that open all sorts of opportunities for us."
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    .....item 2)... The Jerusalem Post ... www.jpost.com ... Israel's best-selling English daily and most read English website ...

    Yadlin: Israel faces 'extraordinary' events, threats

    By JPOST.COM STAFF
    05/29/2012 19:30

    www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=271883

    Israel is facing "extraordinary" events and threats, said former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin Maj. Gen (res.), Head of the Institute for National Security Studies at a major Tuesday night conference. Yadlin mentioned that his institute had organized the conference around five main issues, including: the Iranian nuclear threat, Arab uprisings across the Middle East, relations with the US and the relationship of the security budget to new economic priorities following the social protest movement.

    He suggested that it was critical to try any third alternative to solve the Iranian nuclear issue besides Iran "getting the bomb" or Israel "bombing them." The Iran working group discussed several "third-way" alternatives and also put forward ideas about how to strategically handle the "day after" should Israel attack Iran.
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    .....item 3)... Mail Online ... Daily Mail ... www.dailymail.co.uk ... United Nations to issue warning against 'world's most powerful computer virus' over fears it could cripple entire countries

    ...'Flame' bug has been used to hack into Iran computers
    ...Trojan superbug 100 times bigger than most forms of malicious software

    By DAVID GARDNER
    PUBLISHED: 14:56 EST, 29 May 2012 | UPDATED: 18:41 EST, 29 May 2012

    www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2151809/Flame-vir...

    The United Nations is set to issue an urgent warning to guard against the most powerful computer virus ever unleashed amid fears it could be used to bring countries to a standstill.

    In what was being seen last night as the dawn of a new era in cyber warfare, UN computer security chief Marco Obiso said: 'This is the most serious warning we have ever put out.'

    He was speaking after it was revealed that a massive superbug had been used to hack into computers in Iran.

    Israel did little to dispute claims yesterday that it was behind the clandestine online assault.

    The sophisticated spyware – said to be about 100 times the size of most malicious software – also hacked other machines in the Middle East, including Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Egypt, but Iran appeared to be the primary target, according to a Russian Internet security firm.
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    The virus, called 'Flame' is the third major cyber weapon uncovered after the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran's nuclear program in 2010, and its data-stealing cousin Duqu, named after the Star Wars villain

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    Mr. Obiso, cyber security coordinator for the UN's International Telecommunications Union, said the warning will underline the danger the virus represents to the critical infrastructure of member nations.

    Dubbed 'Flame', the Trojan bug worms its way into computer systems and reportedly turns infected machines into listening devices.

    It can activate a computer's audio system to eavesdrop on Skype calls or office chatter, take screenshots or log keystrokes and even suck information from Bluetooth-enabled phones left nearby.

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    'The complexity and functionality of the newly discovered malicious programme exceed those of all other cyber menaces known to date.

    'It pretty much redefines the notion of cyber war and cyber espionage,' said Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab ZAO.

    The company's conclusion that the superbug was crafted at the behest of a national government fuelled claims that Flame was part of an Israeli-backed campaign of electronic sabotage aimed at archrival Iran.
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    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, visits the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital, Tehran, Iran

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    And the Israelis didn't try and deflect blame.

    'Whoever sees the Iranian threat as a significant threat is likely to take various threats, including these, to hobble it,' said Israel's Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon when he was asked about the virus.

    'Israel is blessed with high technology and we boast tools that open all sorts of opportunities for us,' he added.

    Alan Woodward, a professor of computing at the University of Surrey, compared the virus to a smartphone. Depending on what espionage you want to carry out, 'you just add apps.'

    He said Flame's ability to attack Bluetooth-enabled devices left near a computer attack was 'very unusual.'

    Bluetooth is a short-range wireless communications protocol generally used for wireless headsets, in-car audio systems or file swapping between mobile phones.
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    The virus contains about 20 times as much code as Stuxnet, which attacked an Iranian uranium enrichment facility, causing centrifuges to fail.

    It has about 100 times as much code as a typical virus designed to steal financial information, Kaspersky Labs said.

    Flame can gather data files, remotely change settings on computers, turn on PC microphones to record conversations, take screen shots and log instant messaging chats.

    He said there was evidence to suggest the code was commissioned by the same nation or nations that were behind Stuxnet and Duqu, which were built on a common platform.
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    Professor Woodward said that Flame turns an infected computer into a kind of 'industrial vacuum cleaner,' copying data from vulnerable cell phones or other devices left near it.

    'I don't believe I've seen it before,' he added.

    Udi Mokady, the head of Cyber-Ark, an Israeli developer of information security, claimed only four countries – the US, Israel, Russia and China - had the technological know-how to develop so sophisticated an electronic offensive.

    'It's a live programme that communicates back to its master. It asks, where should I go? What should I do now? It's really almost like a science fiction movie,' he said.

    The Russians discovered the virus after being asked by the United Nations to find a piece of mystery malware that was wiping out sensitive information across the Middle East.

    It is believed to have been coded by the same programmers who hacked into Iran's nuclear programme six years ago.

    Last night, Iran's National Computer Emergency Response Team posted a security alert saying it believed Flame was responsible for 'recent incidents of mass data loss.' It also claimed an antidote had been found.

    The discovery of the Flame virus came just days after talks between Iran and six world powers in Baghdad failed to persuade Tehran to freeze uranium enrichment. A new round of talks is expected to take place in Moscow next month.
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