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'New' malware spotted in Iran actually old, almost extinct

chicksdaddy (814965) writes | about 2 years ago

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chicksdaddy writes "Just days after Symantec Corp. warned about a new piece of malware, W32.Narilam, researchers at the Russian anti-virus firm Kaspersky Lab threw cold water on the report, saying their analysis of the malware suggests that Narilam is two to three years old. Though Kaspersky said Symantec was correct in saying that the malware targeted systems using Microsoft's SQL software, Kaspersky said it probably targeted financial software packages from an Iranian software firm, TarrahSystems, that are used by small businesses in Iran and neighboring countries.
Hardly an example of a sophisticated, new piece of malware in the ilk of Stuxnet and Flame, Narilam is 'almost extinct,' with just 80 detections in the last three years and just six so far in 2012, Kaspersky researchers say."

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