Flame virus cloaked by extensive list of fake identities

The designers of the Flame cyber espionage malware used an extensive list of fake identities to register as many as 86 domains, which they used as part of their command-and-control center, according to researchers at Russia-based antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab, reports Kim Zetter at Wired's Danger Room blog.

The size of the command-and-control infrastructure exceeds anything the researchers have seen before, the story said.

While many of the domains went dark immediately after news of the operation broke May 28, several infected machines in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon were upgraded by the attackers with new versions of the malware, according to the story.

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