Flame software demonstrates new risks to data security

computer security

Sophisticated attack software discovered earlier this year may demonstrate two trends in online security: the increasing complexity and ability of malicious software, and the growing involvement of nation-states.

Moscow's Kaspersky Lab identified the Flame software on May 29, but said later it could have been spreading in the wild since 2010 – the Hungarian Crysys Lab, which discovered it simultaneously, speculated that it could have been active for five to eight years. The program was unusually

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