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Norman Media Alert: Flamer, Viruses and Malware Analysis

June 1, 2012

FAIRFAX, Va., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

WHO: Norman ASA, is an acknowledged global security leader specializing in powerful detection and malware analysis solutions for government, service providers, industrial control systems and the enterprise.

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WHAT: Norman has malware analysis experts available to discuss Flamer (Flame, Skywiper), Stuxnet and Duqu malware cases and related cyber attacks.

WHY: Flamer is one of the most talked about pieces of malicious software since the Stuxnet worm was discovered in 2010. The size of the software load is remarkable, about 20 MB. The number of Flamer infections has been relatively small, and for now appear to be focused on the Middle East. Development of Flamer has gone on for years, based on the files that been publicly observed over time. The code appears to be well organized and managed. For parts of the functionality, the developers included the LUA programming language which to date has mainly been popular with game developers, but which is flexible and lightweight.

Analysis shows that Flamer contains an impressive array of functionality designed to harvest information, and seems to contain some degree of regional focus. Among the large number of websites that Flamer appears to be interested in, some are or have been mostly used in the Middle East, such as gawab.com and maktoob.com.

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About Norman ASA

Founded in Norway in 1984, Norman ASA is a global leader and pioneer in proactive content security solutions and forensics malware tools. Norman’s proactive antimalware solutions, including malware analysis tools, network security and endpoint protection, are powered by patented Norman SandBox® technology and used by security solutions providers around the world.

Norman’s unified core antimalware protection for clients, servers and network security are delivered as products and services designed to protect business communications and resources, including corporate and government networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and extranets. Norman’s solutions are available through Norman subsidiaries and a network of global partners. For more information, visit www.norman.com.

For additional information:

John Callahan
Norman ASA
+1 703 279 6650


Source: PR Newswire