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This story initially reported a link between Gauss and Flame malware, but the researchers later said they were mistaken.
FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab researchers say they made a mistake in saying Gauss-infected machines were being directed to servers used by Flame.
See if your system is infected by the new "cyberespionage toolkit" with tools from Kaspersky Lab and CrySyS Lab.
Kaspersky Lab finds Gauss, a spying malware that collects financial information and resembles Flame. Components are named after famous mathematicians.
The worm apparently was aimed at a power plant and other sites in southern Iran but was thwarted.
Mobile and Mac malware burbles noxiously, data breaches and data mining will cause more havoc with your privacy, and the Web will continue to suffer the ignominy of poorly-written, Swiss-cheesed code as security experts predict lessons from 2012 go unlearned in 2013.
A new malware variant related to the state-sponsored Flame and Gauss cyber-espionage tools can work on its own or team up with its brethren to conduct targeted surveillance, say researchers at Kaspersky Lab.
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What do Stuxnet, Duqu, Gauss, Mahdi, Flame, Wiper, and Shamoon have in common?
Kaspersky Lab and its partners say at least one of the new malware strains is still operating in the wild, and claim to have traced the campaign back to 2006.