week in review A massive and complex virus has been discovered to be lurking in the Middle East, stealing data from targeted systems.
The malware -- dubbed Flame -- is designed to steal information about targeted systems and stored files as well as computer display contents and audio conversations. The malware appears to be state-sponsored, but experts are not sure what country is behind it.
Iran was the central target for the virus, but it also impacted machines in the West Bank, Syria, and other Middle East countries, as well as Sudan. And although some media reports have linked Israel to the attack, the country has denied all involvement.
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