“Nation-states want to monitor activity,” said Roel Schouwenberg, senior researcher for Kaspersky Lab, the Russian cybersecurity firm that discovered the new malware and also discovered Flame. “Seeing how the money is flowing in these bank accounts can be very interesting for them.”
Stuxnet and Flame are believed to have been developed by the United States and Israel.
In its analysis, Kaspersky experts stopped short of speculating on who might be behind the new malware, dubbed Gauss, but they said they believe it “was created by the same ‘factory’ which produced Flame. This indicates it is most likely a nation-state sponsored operation.”
Friday, August 10, 2012
New Malware Linked to Stuxnet, Flame
Washington Post article: