Computers: Flame virus ‘much bigger than Stuxnet’ – UPDATE: Removal Tool Available

29 05 2012

AFP:   A Russian computer firm has discovered a new computer virus with unprecedented destructive potential which could be used as a “cyberweapon” by the West and Israel against foes such as Iran.

Kaspersky Lab, one of the world’s biggest producers of anti-virus software, said its experts discovered the virus — known as Flame — during an investigation prompted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

The firm did not say who the virus was aimed against but the announcement comes just a month after Iran said it had halted the spread of a data-deleting virus targeting computer servers in its oil sector. . .  (more)


Sophisticated cyber weapon ‘Flame’ discovered in Middle East

Security experts have discovered a new data-stealing virus dubbed Flame they say has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign.

It is the most complex piece of malicious software discovered to date, said Kaspersky Lab security senior researcher Roel Schouwenberg, whose company discovered the virus. The results of the Lab’s work were made available on Monday.  . .  (more)

From 2011:  Fears of Chernobyl-style disaster as computer virus hits nuclear site

May 30 – Iran releases REMOVAL TOOL for Flame virus.  Cryptome is covering all the tech news on it.

Iran War Watch: They Want to Dump USD

1 03 2012
Iran Ready to Be Paid in Gold, National Currencies for Oil

Tehran announced Tuesday that it is ready to receive payment for oil supplies in gold as well as the national currencies of importer countries. That’s according to Mahmoud Bahmani, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran.

When Iraq went off the USD they were invaded.

When Libya went off the UDS they were invaded.

Note to world: whoever invades Iran will not be able to hide the naked greed behind the act.

Mossad Behind Iran Blast Says Blogger Richard Silverstein

13 11 2011

US blogger Richard Silverstein said Saturday that Israel was the mastermind behind the blast the killed at least 17 people at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps base near Tehran.

In his blog, Tikun Olam, Silverstein quotes an Israeli expert as saying that the Mossad was responsible for the explosion, in collaboration with the Iranian militant opposition group Mojahedin-e-Khalq.

“It is widely known within intelligence circles that the Israelis use the MEK for varied acts of espionage and terror ranging from fraudulent Iranian memos alleging work on nuclear trigger devices to assassinations of nuclear scientists and bombings of sensitive military installations,” Silverstein said. . .  (more),7340,L-4147550,00.html