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Submission + - Researchers uncover 'Mahdi' malware targeting Iran and Israel (

concertina226 writes: Dubbed 'Mahdi', the Trojan campaign is not a weapon on the scale of the highly-unusual Flame malware discovered in May, and there is some evidence to suggest that it is not the work of the US or its allies.

It is undoubtedly an oddity. After collaborating to sinkhole the malware's command and control servers, the two vendors found that the malware's victims were predominantly business people working on infrastructure projects in Iran and Israel.

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Researchers uncover 'Mahdi' malware targeting Iran and Israel

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