Already famous for their sophistication, Flame and Gauss malware have yielded a new develompent. Dubbed MiniFlame, the component is deployed after Flame and Gauss already are installed on targeted machines.
The complex Flame espionage toolkit shows efforts to gather intelligence on certain countries is in high gear, but the malware's functionality may not be all that different from what already is on the scene.
For the last several years, security experts have been stressing the vulnerability of industrial control systems. Now, with attacks like Stuxnet proof of the risk, the big question is: How will industry respond?