Flame Virus Suspected has Connection with Stuxnet
Washington DC – Computer virus “Flame” that has target attacks in vital infrastructure Middle Eastern countries, are allegedly associated with Stuxnet. Thus the results of research which conducted by the computer network security and Internet firm -Kaspersky.
“But the first test results are wrong. Then we explore a number of previously unknown facts, and reveal insight into how Stuxnet created and associated with the Flame,” he wrote.
Another fact that is not less interesting, as reported by AFP on Tuesday (6/12/2012), Flame virus, although the new kind of virus, known to have existed earlier than Stuxnet created in 2009.
“Stuxnet was created in about January to June 2009, and Flame seems to have been there. We estimate the Flame was created around 2008 and has had a modular structure,” said Gostev.
He explained that Stuxnet code in 2009 using a module which was built on the possibility of Flame platform created specifically to operate as part of Stuxnet.
Stuxnet itself reveals some interesting information. A computer virus is presumably as a result of collaborative cyber weapons the United States and Israel are deliberately designed to cripple Iran’s nuclear facilities.
Just like Flame, Stuxnet actually intended to attack facilities essential Middle Eastern countries including Iran. However, due to carelessness, a computer virus spread globally on the web.