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Kaspersky Lab warns of Global Cyber Warfare, seeks Rules of Engagement

The recent discovery of the malware called Flame as well as past incidences of cyber weapons Stuxnet and Duqu are ushering a new period of global conflict that is secretive, precise and destructive, according to Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive officer of leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions Kaspersky Lab.

In his blog, Kaspersky said to help contain the threat, there should be a global understanding among nations to manage these so-called cyber weapons.

“The international community has to try to reach an agreement governing the development, application and proliferation of these cyber weapons,” Kaspersky said.
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Posted by on July 12, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab, Technology

 

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Kaspersky finds powerful cyber weapon called “FLAME”

Last May 28, Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announced that it has discovered a powerful and highly complex malicious software that is being used as a cyber weapon to attack certain countries.

The new malware called “Flame,” short for Worm.Win32.Flame, steals top secret information such as emails, audio recordings, photos, documents, messages, and discussions from infected computers. The captured information is sent to a network of command-and-control servers located in many different parts of the world.

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Posted by on June 1, 2012 in Kaspersky Lab, Ovum, Technology

 

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