Flame cyberweapon written using gamer code, report says

Posted June 1st, 2012 by ecigarettes
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Flame — a complex cyberweapon that forced Iran to cut off its Oil Ministry rigs from the Internet — was reportedly written using the same language as games such as Angry Birds. Fox News reports that the virus was written using the computer language LUA, which game programmers like because it’s simple and stable. It’s also easy to embed, the report said, and Flame’s authors may have used the language to make the virus harder to detect. The Post also reported that Iran has acknowledged that the Flame virus has been found in computers nationwide, and that it appears to be related to previous viruses Stuxnet and Duqu.

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