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Iran confirms Flame virus attacked high-ranking officials’ PCs

Iran has confirmed that the Flame virus has attacked the computers of high-ranking officials causing a 'massive' data loss, as a UN agency responsible for regulating the internet warned that the virus is the most powerful espionage tool ever to target member states, The Telegraph has reported. Iranian cyber defence official Kamran Napelian said the virus "copies what you enter on your keyboard, it monitors what you see on your computer screen." The virus has been active for at least six months, he said, adding that Iran has developed software to combat Flame.