Meet the ‘Gauss’ Virus, Stuxnet and Flame’s New Cousin

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August 9, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


A new virus capable of spying on bank transactions and stealing sensitive data such as browser passwords, cookies and network information has been discovered infecting computers in Middle East.

Called “Gauss,” the virus was designed to siphon data from several major Lebanese banks as well as users of CitiBank and PayPal, sending the stolen information back to its still-unknown creator.

It was detected by Kaspersky Lab, the same security firm that found the Flame virus earlier this summer.

Gauss is very similar to Flame — in fact, it was discovered by Kaspersky exactly because the two share so much DNA. Flame and the new virus have “similar architectural platforms, module structu…
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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/09/gauss-virus/

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