Iran develops defence against Flame malware

  • Iran has said it has developed a program that can defend against the cyber attack Flame malware.

    The country is believed to have been hit hard by the program, which is able to infiltrate networks and steal sensitive data.

    Flame, named after one of its attack modules, is one of the most complex threats ever seen, according to cyber security experts.

    Iran says its home-grown defence can spot when Flame is present and clean up infected PCs.

    The country’s National Computer Emergency Response Team said the detection and clean-up tool was completed last month and is ready to be distributed to organizations at risk of infection.

    Flame first came to light after the UN's International Telecommunications Union asked security firms to investigate what was wiping data from machines across the Middle East.

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