A new report claims that National Security Agency, the CIA and Israeli all worked together to develop the Flame malware, with the aim of collecting information about Iran’s nuclear program.
Citing unnamed Western officials, the Washington Post has reported that the collection of intelligence was in preparation for cyber-sabotage, aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon.
The apparent joint effort was codenamed ‘Olympic Games’, which Kaspersky Lab reported contained a chunk of code found in an early version of Stuxnet.
Disguising itself as a Windows software update, Flame turned an infected computer into a sophisticated spying device, sending data from hard drives, computer microphones, webcams and nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Spokesmen for the CIA, the NSA and the office of the director of National Intelligence, as well as the Israeli Embassy in Washington, have all declined to comment so far.
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