Published: Fri 13 September 2013

Machinegun shaped USB stick infected with the Flamer trojan cyber-weapon

Flamer.a was found in Iran and other Middle East countries in mid 2012 and was thought to be active for 5 years before discovery. Forensic and virus experts found that it was designed to perform state-sponsored cyber espionage.

I found and installed this dangerous weapon onto a USB stick shaped like a dangerous weapon.

Plugging this device into a Microsoft Windows machine will infect that machine, allowing the weapon to continue its journey toward its target.

The object is under strict quarantine at Weise7 Studios, Berlin. It will never, ever, be allowed to come into contact with a computer running Microsoft Windows.

Scan output (GNU/Linux host)

11:42:32-julian@chroot:~$ pmount /dev/sdb
11:42:35-julian@chroot:~$ clamscan /media/sdb
/media/sdb/malware.exe: Worm.Flame FOUND

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 2753178
Engine version: 0.97.6
Scanned directories: 1
Scanned files: 1
Infected files: 1
Data scanned: 0.12 MB
Data read: 0.79 MB (ratio 0.16:1)
Time: 9.378 sec (0 m 9 s)