The computer virus is growing in popularity as the weapon-of-choice in the Middle East. Here’s a look at some of the more notable viruses and worms.
FlameA close-up of code contained in the Flame virus. The virus has been spotted in Iran, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon. The virus is one of the most sophisticated ever developed, able to activate computer microphones, log keystrokes and steal data, among other capabilities. Given its size, some have posited that the virus could have only been developed by the United States and Israel, but neither has claimed responsibility for the virus, which was originally reported to the International Telecommunication Union by the Iranian government.Sebastian Widmann/DAPD