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'No country is safe from 'Flame' super-virus attack' - Kaspersky Labs By staff writers news.com.au May 29, 2012 8:26am Increase Text Size Decrease Text Size Print Email Share Eugene Kaspersky talked cyber fears at the CeBit technology expo in Sydney, recently Picture: Charles Brewer Kaspersky Labs discovers 'Flame' super-virus Infecting government computers for five years The most malevolent of all known viruses to date A POWERFUL new virus has been uncovered which has been sabotaging government systems for at least five years in the Middle East. The "Flame" program is claimed to be at least 20 times more powerful than any previously known cyberwarfare programs. That includes the infamous Stuxnet which attacked Iran’s nuclear program in 2010, causing centrifuges in its new uranium enrichment facility at Bushehr to fail just weeks before it was due to start up. Stuxnet and its successor, Duqu, have been fingered as viruses so powerful they could only have been created by a state. Flame was discovered by security company Kaspersky, which claims it has been mining Middle East government systems since at least 2010. Radioactive fish found 10,000km from Japan Speaking in Sydney last week, Kaspersky CEO Eugene Kaspersky said cyber weapons can cause as much real damage as conventional attacks and there is nothing technology can do to save us.