Over the weekend, reports surfaced about a new malware called Flame (some called it Flamer, and some others called it Skywiper). Within a short period of time, all top antivirus vendors, for example Symantec, Kaspersky, and McAfee, published information on this malware. So far, this virus has been found to affect Windows machines, and it has been detected mostly in the Middle East.
The details on this threat, despite the scrutiny, are not 100% clear. What is known is that it is 20MB, a huge size for a threat. The reason it’s so large is because it has many different modules. The sheer size means that it will likely take antivirus vendors a long time to fully analyze Flame.