Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Trust the World's Fastest VPN with Your Internet Security & Freedom - A Lifetime Subscription of PureVPN at 88% off. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×
Government

Submission + - 'New' malware spotted in Iran actually old, almost extinct (securityledger.com)

chicksdaddy writes: "Just days after Symantec Corp. warned about a new piece of malware, W32.Narilam, researchers at the Russian anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab threw cold water on the report, saying their analysis of the malware suggests that Narilam is two to three years old. Though Kaspersky said Symantec was correct in saying that the malware targeted systems using Microsoft's SQL software, Kaspersky said it probably targeted financial software packages from an Iranian software firm, TarrahSystems, that are used by small businesses in Iran and neighboring countries.
Hardly an example of a sophisticated, new piece of malware in the ilk of Stuxnet and Flame, Narilam is 'almost extinct,' with just 80 detections in the last three years and just six so far in 2012, Kaspersky researchers say."

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

'New' malware spotted in Iran actually old, almost extinct

Comments Filter:

Every nonzero finite dimensional inner product space has an orthonormal basis. It makes sense, when you don't think about it.

Working...