Cyber researchers believe that a recent virus found in networks in the Middle East has similarities with a 2010 virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear weapons system, Reuters reports.
According to reporters Jim Finkle and Joseph Mann, Kasperksy Lab and Symantec executives spoke at a Reuters event Monday about the Flame virus, which was originally discovered in May.
The cybersecurity experts said researchers have found similar code segments between the Flame and Stuxnet, suggesting that engineers used the same set of source codes.
Flame is possibly the most complex computer spying program ever created, according to the report.
Targets of Flame included government and energy-industry offices in Iran, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Sudan.
Recent reports have also suggested that the 2010 Stuxnet virus was a partnership between Israel and the US.