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What is a flame cyberspace?

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J. Harty

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J. Harty, Writer, M.A, Chula Vista

Answered Oct 09, 2020

Flame, also known as Skywiper, is a toolkit of cyber spy programs capable of remotely taking screenshots. Simultaneously, the computer user works, recording audio conversations through the keyboard inputs and wiping information, among other exceptional capabilities, according to cyberspace experts.

It is the most advanced cyberespionage program ever created. It has infiltrated and has spied on computer systems throughout the Middle East, including people in Iran, for the past two years. Israel is a nation that boasts superior technology. The code has been active for years, and it has infected dozens of computers throughout the Middle East.

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B. Wright

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B. Wright, Analyst, MCA, Boston

Answered Sep 07, 2020

In the cyber world, the flame is a computer malware. It goes by a plethora of other names, including Skywiper and Flame. This malware first appeared in 2012. The malware is used to attack those on Windows computers. The CrySyS Lab, MAHER Center of Iranian National CERTm, and Kaspersky Lab all worked together to identify the malware in 2012.

When they discovered the malware, it was estimated that the malware had affected over 1000 machines. There were many victims of malware including those in the government, schools, and private citizens. Victims were from all over, including Egypt, Sudan, and Syria.

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