Imagine a VIRUS that gathers intelligence, including keyboard strokes and screen captures, uses your microphone, eavesdrops through Skype, MSN and other chat programs, accesses storage devices, networks, Wi-Fi, USB, system processes and even turns on Bluetooth devices like your phone and other devices. Well imagine no further, it’s real and it’s called sKyWIper (aka FLAME).
FLAME is so sophisticated that it has been running under the radar of many government agencies for the last couple of years. This is a highly massive sophisticated piece of malware and has just recently been found infecting computer systems across the Middle East. Unlike most viruses and malware, FLAME is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyber-espionage operation.
How can you Stop Flame? Unfortunately You Can’t!
“It’s a blend of artificial intelligence with the capacity to be updated and become more sophisticated on the fly,” said Tom Kellermann, a security expert with Trend Micro and a member of U.S. President Barack Obama’s commission on cybersecurity. Read more…