Correction: Researchers reverse on Gauss-Flame link

This story initially reported a link between Gauss and Flame malware, but the researchers later said they were mistaken.

This story and its headline have been updated and corrected to reflect new information provided by the researchers that completely changed their conclusions.

Researchers today said that hackers behind the Gauss cyber-espionage malware targeting banks in the Middle East were directing infected computers to connect to a command-and-control server used by the Flame spyware. However, later in the day they said they were mistaken and that other researchers had control of the server instead.

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