Yaalon Hints Israel behind Flame Malware (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/29/12)
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Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya´alon appeared to hint strongly in a
radio interview Tuesday that Israel is behind the Flame malware that
has attacked computers in Iran and elsewhere.
Asked about the attack, Ya´alon told IDF Radio: "Whoever sees the
Iranian threat as a meaningful threat – it is reasonable he would
take various measures, including this one."
"Israel has been blessed with being a state rich in top level high-
tech. These tools that we take pride in open up various possibilities
for us," he added.
Ilan Froimovich, the representative for Kaspersky in Israel, told IDF
Radio that the malware is able to collect information in methods that
have never been seen before. "The program can transfer files, send
screenshots, give keyboard typing patterns and even record audio
files," he said.
The program is controlled from a remote computer, the expert said,
and only begins operating when it receives an instruction to do
so. "That is why it is hard to detect, because it is not active all
of the time. This virus is so sophisticated that it can change [its
own] characteristics and develop in accordance with instructions. It
is a masterpiece of programming, not something that a bored student
or some guy, talented as he may be, could do." (IsraelNationalNews ©
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