The most sophisticated cyber espionage tool in the world can now be removed in seconds
CHENNAI / BANGALORE, India -
Bitdefender®, the leading global antivirus company, has released a tool to find and remove the most complex, dangerous spy tool yet discovered, the newly discovered Flamer attack toolkit.
Flamer, also known as Skywiper, can steal data, copy passwords, record voice conversations, create screen captures, and even probe bluetooth devices near the infected computer. The toolkit, which is thought to have spawned past espionage tools such as Stuxnet and Duqu, can spread through local networks or on removable drives such as USB sticks.
"Flamer is the scariest cyber espionage tool we've yet seen. It goes places where other spyware doesn't go, retrieves information others don't retrieve, and ensures the infected computer has no privacy whatsoever,"said Catalin Cosoi, Chief Security Researcher at Bitdefender. "Luckily, the Bitdefender removal tool makes it easy to eliminate from your computer."
Flamer is not a single spy tool as such, but rather an entire toolbox at the command of attackers. In file size, it is the biggest attack tool yet. The sheer size of it means researchers will likely still be analyzing Flamer for weeks to discover all of its functions.
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"Flamer is the scariest cyber espionage tool we've yet seen. It goes places where other spyware doesn't go, retrieves information others don't retrieve, and ensures the infected computer has no privacy whatsoever. Luckily, the Bitdefender removal tool makes it easy to eliminate from your computer."
Alexandru Catalin Cosoi
Chief Security Researcher
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. Since 2001, Bitdefender has been an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection technologies. Every day, Bitdefender secures the digital experience of tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe. Bitdefender antivirus solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in countries across the world.
Recently, the company has won a range of key independent recommendations in the US, UK and across Europe, including ConsumerSearch, Which?, Stiftung Warentest and Taenk. Bitdefender antivirus technology has also finished top in leading industry tests from both AV Test and AV-Comparatives. More information about Bitdefender and its products is available from the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes Malware City providing the latest updates on security threats and helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware. Know more by visiting www.bitdefender.in
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