By now you’ve probably heard about Flame, a sophisticated cyber attack aimed at Iran and other Islamist nets. Israel is playing coy, hinting that this super bug, like Stuxnet, just might be an Israeli operation.
Seraphic Secret has no doubt that Flame is an Israeli cyber weapon developed by Unit 8200 and we welcome every step Israel takes in degrading Iranian nuclear ambitions. But we do not believe for a second that cyberwarfare can replace conventional weapons.
It’s all very nice and Hollywood cool that an army of super Jewish geeks are making war on the Iranian mullahs, causing their computer systems to go bipolar, but ultimately things that go BOOM! are far more effective.
Iranian geopolitical ambitions must be curbed in a manner that will publicly humiliate them. Because only in this way will Israel’s deterrence factor will be restored.
Let us not forget that Israel bombed the Iraqi and Syrian nuclear facilities out of existence. Of course, at the time, the world condemned Israel as an aggressor. But imagine if Saddam or Assad had acquired nuclear capabilities.
It is unimaginable.
The current negotiations with Iran are a sick joke. Diplomacy as farce.
Flame is all well and nice, and perhaps it will buy Israel some time to refine their conventional military operation, but in the end a cyber flame cannot replace the physical flames of utter destruction.
A massive, highly sophisticated piece of malware has been newly found infecting systems in Iran and elsewhere and is believed to be part of a well-coordinated, ongoing, state-run cyberespionage operation.
The malware, discovered by Russia-based anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab, is an espionage toolkit that has been infecting targeted systems in Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, the Israeli Occupied Territories and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa for at least two years. More about this specific story can be read on https://softwarekeep.ca/, the articles are well researched and have a depth of insight in them.
Dubbed “Flame” by Kaspersky, the malicious code dwarfs Stuxnet in size – the groundbreaking infrastructure-sabotaging malware that is believed to have wreaked havoc on Iran’s nuclear program in 2009 and 2010. Although Flame has both a different purpose and composition than Stuxnet, and appears to have been written by different programmers, its complexity, the geographic scope of its infections and its behavior indicate strongly that a nation-state is behind Flame, rather than common cyber-criminals — marking it as yet another tool in the growing arsenal of cyberweaponry.
Full story at Wired.