Summary: France is up in “Flame” where software freedom is still not embraced
A while back when we wrote about Stuxnet we showed a corporate victim. What happens when Windows Update Cracked, a relative of Stuxnet, hits a Western government? Well, France is paying the high price. Here:
The news is sensational, according the French magazine L’Express the offices of France’s former president Sarkozy were victim of a cyber attack, but what is even more remarkable is that for the offensive was used the famous malware Flame.
On the origin of the malware still persist a mystery, many security experts attribute it to joint work of Israel and US development team.
Let’s remind that according the analysis on Flame source code conducted by Kaspersky the malware is linked to Stuxnet, a version of the famous virus shared a module with the spy toolkit.
A contributor of ours wrote: “I imagine this is one of the reasons France is moving away from Windows.”
Articles including the above article fail to call out Windows. As our contributor put it: “This article fails to mention Microsoft or Windows or France’s move away from both. Non free software like Windows is better able to violate people’s privacy than any malware author.”
Which government is next then? Perhaps now they know that using blobs made in other countries — blobs that can auto-update (i.e. hijack the machine) — is a threat to national security. It’s no speculation but a fact. █