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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Flame: Israel rejects link to malware cyber-attack

Israel has dismissed suggestions that it might be behind the Flame cyber-attack.

Several media reports linked comments made by the country's vice prime minister with the malware, which has infected more than 600 targets.

However, a spokesman for the Israeli government told the BBC that Moshe Ya'alon had been misrepresented.

Security experts said it was still too early to pinpoint the source of the attack.

Mr Ya'alon, who is also Israel's minister of strategic affairs, discussed the attacks on Israel's military radio station, Army Radio.

"There are quite a few governments in the west that have rich high-tech [capabilities] that view Iran, and particularly the Iranian nuclear threat, as a meaningful threat - and can possibly be involved with this field," he said.

"I would imagine that everyone who sees the Iranian nuclear threat as a significant one, and that is not only Israel, it is the entire Western world, headed by the United States of America, would likely take every single measure available, including these, to harm the Iranian nuclear project." Read More