Spy software’s Bluetooth capability allowed stalking of Iranian victims

Espionage software that was recently found targeting Iranian computers contains advanced Bluetooth capabilities, taking malware to new heights by allowing attackers to physically stalk their victims, new analysis from Symantec shows.

The Flame malware, reported earlier this week to have infiltrated systems in Iran and other Middle Eastern countries, is so comprehensive that security experts have said it may take years for them to fully document its inner workings. In a blog post published Thursday, Symantec researchers dangled an intriguing morsel of information concerning one advanced feature when picking apart a module that the binary code referred to as BeetleJuice… Read more

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