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­.S., Israel Developed Flame Computer Virus to Slow Iranian Nuclear Efforts, Officials Say

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Flame virus code

Close-up of code contained in the Flame virus.

Credit: Sebastian Widmann / DAPD

The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage aimed at slowing Iran's ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort.

From The Washington Post
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