Cybervirus no Oriente Médio

Mais um movimento na guerra cibernética. Como disse há algumas semanas neste site, ainda é difícil lidar com essa nova dimensão do conflito no século XXI. Nesse sentido, Israel mostra-se uma grande potência e pode causar severos danos a seus adversários. Teerã que se cuide…

Powerful “Flame” cyber weapon found in Iran, 28MAY2012, 6:17pm EDT – By Jim Finkle

BOSTON (Reuters) – Security experts said on Monday a highly sophisticated computer virus is infecting computers in Iran and other Middle East countries and may have been deployed at least five years ago to engage in state-sponsored cyber espionage.

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. Continuar lendo