Flame was Co-Developed by Israel and the USA, Supposedly

For those who do not know Flame and to a smaller part Stuxnet are Malware which was targeting specific computers systems. In this case both were designed with the purpose of slowing nuclear development in Iran.

According to the Washington Post the USA and Israel are jointly responsible for its creation

The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort.

Now these are unconfirmed sources and in my opinion not a definitive admission, which you will likely never receive.

The full article can be found here

So what does this mean to me you ask? Well many things, firstly that cyberwarfare is a valid and real weapon for nation states. Secondly, on a political level this can be viewed as an aggressive action and a declaration of war. Thirdly, the impact upon your internet. If salvos are being fired across “national borders” online how much of your internet do you think is going to be unscathed?

The scary thought is how long this was undetected in the world, and you think you had virus problems 🙂

Author: Jon

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