Kaspersky discovers a new virus called "Gauss"

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The Moscow-based security firm Kaspersky has discovered a new virus called “Gauss” which is designed for stealing financial information, the structure and operation has many similarities to the Flame, a program aimed at vacuuming information from target computers. Flame in turn shared similarities with Stuxnet, a program experts believe was designed to sabotage Iran’s disputed nuclear program.

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I guess it could be worse. DeGauss would strip away magnetics entirely, yes?


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aimed at stealing financial information from its mainly Middle Eastern victims.

Arabic countries?


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[QUOTE=Gummigutta;2648379]Arabic countries?[/QUOTE]

I don’t think the Gauss virus is that picky like the Flame was.


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Read more on the Gauss virus…

Gauss Cyber Espionage Threat


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Both Kaspersky and CrySys have released ‘Gauss’ detection tools, I’m clean[B]!![/B] :cool: Kaspersky checks your system for the
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[B]SJ[/B]


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Clean here too at least with the two web based checks.
I didn’t go as far as downloading the Kaspersky removal tool.
Here are the two web page test links :
Kaspersky

crysys


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Hey Cholla

The removal tools would only be necessary if your infected, and thanks for posting those links I thought about doing that but figured the article was good to read which has the links. :wink:

[B]SJ[/B]


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Hey SJ , I agree on reading the articles . That’s what people should do & I did.
I wasn’t even aware of any of these viruses mentioned. Then again I’m pretty careful to keep my antivirus & antimalware programs updated . If I was exposed they must have worked.
I didn’t like the “BAD” United States & Isreal implications in them though.
Not to say it is not possible but just as easy for me to speculate it is terrorist organizations creating these viruses & making it look like it is whoever they want it to.


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[QUOTE=cholla;2648576]Hey SJ , I agree on reading the articles . That’s what people should do & I did.
I wasn’t even aware of any of these viruses mentioned. Then again I’m pretty careful to keep my antivirus & antimalware programs updated . If I was exposed they must have worked.
I didn’t like the “BAD” United States & Isreal implications in them though.
Not to say it is not possible but just as easy for me to speculate it is terrorist organizations creating these viruses & making it look like it is whoever they want it to.[/QUOTE]

Yeah I hear you on the bad implications and speculation, that is caused by nothing more then rumors. :rolleyes:

Most people get infected by the lack of security, opening attachments in email and most of all their surfing habits, I can’t remember the last time I’ve been infected and thats going back all the way to 1997. :cool:

[B]SJ[/B]