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Security researchers have lifted the lid on a decade long cyber-espionage campaign. The Infy malware, which originated in Iran, has been used to target businesses and governments across the world since 2007 and remains in use, according to security researchers from Palo Alto's Unit42 research unit. Over the time, the malware …

  1. Dieter Haussmann

    Sounds more like an Israeli false flag to be honest.

    1. Paul Crawford Silver badge

      Or the Iranians making it look obvious so you think its an Israeli false flag. Or the Israelis making it look like the Iranians...

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      .. or yet another argument to switch to LibreOffice (just in case you really needed another one).

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        "or yet another argument to switch to LibreOffice"

        Which uses Java - the most insecure software on the planet bar Adobe Flash. No thanks.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Which uses Java - the most insecure software on the planet bar Adobe Flash. No thanks.

          You might want to do some research before you speak, you're a good 3..4 years out of date. For normal use, there is absolutely no need to install and use Java at all, and even the more esoteric elements that do still need Java are being refactored. It's all online - just do a search. Secondly, Java is unsecure in the browser, it's less of a problem in an application.

    3. fjctr

      FC

      It's even more anti-Occum's Razor than that: it was an Israeli-USA-Danish false-flag op.

  2. Terry 6 Silver badge

    Gmail?

    ....compromised............ Gmail account

    Is there any other sort?

    Or, with less irony, is anyone really sending Gmail messages for anything serious? Or is the Israeli who sent this a low level individual and/or sending a casual email.

    i.e... It's presumably an Israeli's personal or very small company Gmail account rather than an Israeli (which is to say official ) account.

    1. SolidSquid

      Re: Gmail?

      I'd guess it's the business version of gmail? A lot of companies use their service as the back end processing system so they don't need to deal with spam filtering etc

  3. Alistair Silver badge
    Windows

    Oh Oh Oh LOOK -- Iran's a TERRIST nation I tell ya!

    that GWB "Axis of EEEEFIL" coming back again?

    In reality the damn thing was written by the Chinese, sold to Pakistan and is being used by outsourcing operations in Thailand for corporations based in the USSR, intent on creating cognitive dissonance in the US.

    Or something just that twisted.

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