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Advanced cyberspying tool dates from 2008: researchers

The largest number of infections discovered - 28 percent - was in Russia, and Saudi Arabia was second with 24 percent.

Sophisticated spyware virus hit Iran and other ME countries

Security experts discovered the new data-stealing virus dubbed Flame which they say has lurked inside thousands of computers across the Middle East for as long as five years as part of a sophisticated cyber warfare campaign.

First came Stuxnet virus: now there`s Duqu

Stuxnet is a malicious software that targets widely used industrial control systems built by German firm Siemens.