IT Security Expert Kaspersky Lab Issues Cyberwar Warning

Kaspersky, Europe’s largest antivirus company, discovered the Flame virus that is afflicting computers in Iran and the Middle East, they recognized it as a technologically sophisticated virus that only a government could create. They also recognized that the virus, which he compares to the Stuxnet virus built by programmers employed by the US and Israel, adds weight to his warnings of the grave dangers posed by governments that manufacture and release viruses on the Internet. Computer security companies have for years used their discovery of a new virus or worm to call  attention to themselves and win more business from companies seeking computer protection. Kaspersky Lab, are no different in that regard. But they also their company’s integral role in exposing or decrypting three computer viruses apparently intended to slow or halt Iran’s nuclear program to argue for an international treaty banning computer warfare

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