Massive cyber-attack discovered
A complex targeted cyber-attack that collected private data from countries such as Israel and Iran has been uncovered, researchers have said.
Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs told the BBC they believed the malware, known as Flame, had been operating since August 2010.
The company said it believed the attack was state-sponsored, but could not be sure of its exact origins.
In the past, targeted malware - such as Stuxnet - has in the past targeted nuclear infrastructure in Iran.
This new threat appears not to cause physical
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