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been infecting computers in Lebanon,Iran and elsewhere, security researchers
said on this Monday.
virus earlier this year , dubbed the new malware “mini flame”, and said it was “
a small and highly flexible malicious program designed to steal data and
control infected systems during targeted cyber espionage operations.”
architectural platform as flame.” Widely reported to be part of a US-Israeli
effort to slow Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons drive. The smaller version “can
function as its own independent cyber espionage program or as a component” inside
flame and related malware.
MiniFlame is “ a high precision , surgical attack tool”, according to alexander
gostev at kapersky lab. “Most likely it
is a targeted cyber weapon used in what can be defined as the second wave of a
worls wide is just 50 to 60, including computers in Lebanon,France,the The United
States, Iran and Lithuania. MiniFlame operates “as a backdoor for data theft
and direcrect access to infected systems.” Says Kaspersky.