The spyware worm Flame is being billed as a "deadly cyber weapon", but a calmer analysis reveals it to be a tool by professionals for professionals that doesn't actually have that many new features compared to, say, the widespread online-banking trojan Zeus.
What is Flame?
Flame is the code name for a spyware program that is built to be very modular and which is also known as Flamer and sKyWIper. Flame was just recently discovered, and it will be some time before all of its components are analysed. Anti-virus software companies estimate that Flame has infected about 1,000 computers, mostly in the Middle East.
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