Iran says its technicians have beaten Flame virus

The Iranian government said Tuesday it has produced an antivirus program capable of fighting what computer experts are calling “the most sophisticated cyber weapon yet unleashed.”

The data-stealing virus has been infecting computers in Iran and other parts of the Middle East.

Iran’s Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center said Tuesday the antivirus tool can identify and remove the sophisticated spyware, identified a day earlier by a Russian Internet security company. The Iranian ministry did not say if the virus had done any damage.

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