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Kaspersky Lab Discovers "miniFlame," a New Virus Designed for Cyber Espionage

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May be development since 2007? That's not good at all....
 
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Well, I've always wondered where computer viruses really came from. Kaspersky Lab was always the number one suspect for me. BUT now, seeing that these claims of theirs remain uncontested by anyone, I begin to change my mind about this...
 
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I don't get it why are ppl always so surprised on such discoveries. These are the tools for highly targeted attacks.

Imagine comparing a full on army of 200.000 soldiers attacking some country or a team of 5 highly skilled spec ops doing destruction behind enemy lines. It's obvious that you'd notice the 200.000 men army faster than you'd detect a 5 member team. If ever... It's the same here. If it's such targeted specific tool like derivates of Flame, it's nothing unusual to discover them with such big delay. If you even discover them at all.

This discovery was probably made by "mistake" and the file got caught by honeypots at some point.
 
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I don't get it why are ppl always so surprised on such discoveries. These are the tools for highly targeted attacks.

Imagine comparing a full on army of 200.000 soldiers attacking some country or a team of 5 highly skilled spec ops doing destruction behind enemy lines. It's obvious that you'd notice the 200.000 men army faster than you'd detect a 5 member team. If ever... It's the same here. If it's such targeted specific tool like derivates of Flame, it's nothing unusual to discover them with such big delay. If you even discover them at all.

This discovery was probably made by "mistake" and the file got caught by honeypots at some point.
Exactly.