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Anti-malware researchers CrySys Lab, Kaspersky Labs, and Symantec warn netizens of a computer malware described as the most sophisticated cyberweapon yet unleashed. Known as Worm.Win32.Flame, the new malware has been uncovered in computers in the Middle East and may have infected machines in some European countries.
Unlike a typical malware which size is normally measured in a few hundred kilobytes (kB), Worm.Win32.Flames initial module is thought to be about 6MB. It comes with some 20 other modules, resulting in 20MB total size.
Dubbed as Flame by Kaspersky Labs, Worm.Win32.Flame has various avenues of harvesting information from an infected machine such as the keyboard, display, microphone, storage devices, network connectivity, USB, and system processes.
Given its unusual size and capability, researchers believe that Flame might be developed with government backing and is intended for cyber espionage.
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