The UN's International Telecommunications Union and Kaspersky Labs revealed today
that it has discovered Flame, a new trojan rivaling Stuxnet. Codenamed "Worm.Win32.Flame," the malware is currently being researched and it is described as "one of the most complex threats ever discovered." It is believed to be active across thousands of computers in the Middle East, primarily in Iran and Israel, as well as on some machines in North Africa.
Researchers believe that the trojan's primary function is cyberespionage: once Flame infects a computer, it is equipped to record audio from connected or built-in microphones, monitor nearby Bluetooth devices, take screenshots, and save data from documents and emails. All of this data, apparently stolen as part of a targeted attack, is constantly sent up to command and control servers.