"Iran Tells of Oil-Industry Cyberattack"

"TEHRAN, Iran - Computer technicians battling to contain a complex virus last month resorted to the ultimate firewall measures - cutting off Internet links to Iran's Oil Ministry, rigs, and the hub for nearly all the country's crude exports."

"At the time, Iranian officials described it as a data-siphoning blitz on key oil networks.

On Wednesday, they gave it a name: A strike by the powerful 'Flame' malware that experts this week have called a new and highly sophisticated program capable of hauling away computer files and even listening in on computer users. Its origins remain a mystery, but international suspicion quickly fell on Israel opening another front in its suspected covert wars with archenemy Iran."

Ali Akbar Dareini and Brian Murphy report for the Associated Press May 31, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Was Flame Virus That Invaded Iran's Computer Networks Made in USA?" (MSNBC)

"Flame Virus: Was Bug in Iran's Computer Networks Made in the U.S.?" (Catholic Online)

"Super-Stealthy ‘Flame' Computer Virus Spies on Iran" (Omaha World-Herald)

Source: AP, 05/31/2012