Flamer Is More Advanced Than You Realize: Symantec

I’ve written about Flamer before, and Symantec has now posted additional insights on this Marware threat. Here’s the highlights:

  • The malware was under development by a group of at least four developers as early as 2006
  • t’s likely the server itself has been used for more attacks than just those related to the Flamer malware.
  • The attackers used multiple encryption techniques and made a concerted effort to securely wipe data from the server on a periodic basis.

You should check their blog posting on this as it has far more details, including details on their command and control servers that will send chills down your spine. It’s important that you read this as we’re talking about a very sophisticated piece of Marware, put out by a very sophisticated group with tremendous resources at their disposal.

That’s scary if you ask me.

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