Stuxnet Flame Makers and cooperated in the creation of the code
According to recent research conducted by Kaspersky, it is possible that the creators of Stuxnet and Flame have shared part of the development of codes of both viruses, or at least the first stage of these. Thus, the idea that America and Israel have united to attack the Iranian nuclear program increasingly takes more strength.
Flame was discovered just last month and Stuxnet in 2010 when he attacked Iran’s nuclear plants.
The Security expert at Kaspersky Lab, Alexander Gostev, said “the new findings reveal how the teams behind these viruses shared the source code at least one module in the early stages of development, which proves that these groups are cooperating to least once. “
Along with this statement, Vitaly Kamluk, Kaspersky malware expert, said that “there is a proven link, not only copies” of this fact, and also added that “we think that these teams (development) are different, two different teams working to each other and helping each other in different stages. “
The finding relates to the Resource Discovery 207, a module that is in the early versions of Stuxnet malware, which is really amazing resemblance to the code used in Flame.
“The list includes the names of objects that are excluded from mutual way, the algorithm used to decrypt and similar chains of naming files,” he said Gostev.
Thus, the data obtained from this new research are attached to those of other security experts, that Stuxnet was part of a massive ciberprograma by the U.S. to attack Iranian nuclear plant. Virus still remains active in that more and perhaps in other parts of the world.
- Flame and Stuxnet makers ‘co-operated’ on code (BBC News)
– Flame, a new weapon of cyber spying in Iran discovered (technewspedia)
– Flame code hides previously unknown mathematical knowledge (technewspedia)
– Kaspersky: Viruses Flame can not affect a normal user [FW InterviÃº] (FayerWayer)
– U.S. government was behind the cyber attacks on Iran (FayerWayer)