So far I have not come across a good computer virus, even though they remain a theoretical possibility.
For now all viruses are either bad or impotent, though some are worse than others. Most viruses disrupt our computers, and can force a rebuild. Some viruses delete data. Some take over and use our machines as launch pads for spam. And some steal our info (and are especially fond of passwords).
But there are far worse, truly demonic viruses. miniFlame, a variant based off the Flame malware, is such a beast. This is built for cyber-spying, and aims to steal data and take over computers.
Right now the virus is slowly spreading and has been used against a small, select group of targets. After that, the next phase is systematically siphoning off data from infected computers.
Posted by Doug Barney on 10/24/2012 at 1:19 PM
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