Flame, Stuxnet share something very interesting in common
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jun 12, 2012
Cybersecurity expert Alexander Gostev of Kaspersky Labs said in a blog that his company has identified a similarity between a subset of the code used in the Flame virus and another set of code used in an early version of Stuxnet, reports the Associated Press.
Previously, Kaspersky Labs said that although Flame and Stuxnet spread in similar ways, the two worked off of different coding platforms. But now the cybersecurity sleuths at Kaspersky say they were wrong to believe that Flame and Stuxnet were unrelated, the story said.
Alan Woodward, a cybersecurity researcher at the University of Surrey in southern England, agreed with Kaspersky's analysis, saying that the similarity Kaspersky identified indicates that very early on there may have been some sharing between the viruses' authors, the story said.