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Flame virus 'a cyber espionage toolkit'


A new computer virus has been recently discovered in Iran and other parts of the Middle East and has led to sharp warnings from the UN's Geneva-based International Telecommunications Union. The Flame computer virus was discovered by the Russian-based computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab, who found it could record keystrokes, capture screenshots, and record conversations using microphones built into computers.

Ram Herkanaidu, security researcher at Kaspersky Laboratory explains to Justin Webb what it is and who it has affected.

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