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Cyber-espionage worm discovered
A highly sophisticated computer worm designed for cyber-espionage has been discovered. Called W32.Flame, security specialists Kaspersky Labs, working with the ITU, warned that the worm has been "in the wild" for at least two years but had gone undetected. The worm is able to grab screenshots of infected computer screens, send copies of files and even make audio recordings. Since the worm was located in large numbers in the Middle East and in particular Iran, speculation is that Flame came from the same stable as the Stuxnet worm that very precisely targeted Iranian nuclear centrifugal machines and so was likely engineered by the Israeli and/or US government.