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It appears that the earlier claims from FireEye about a link between Gauss and Flame were a little premature. According to their blog they had found what appeared to be a shared command and control server. This was a significant find as it linked the two serious pieces of malicious code together and would have made Gauss another in the growing list of suspected State-Sponsored cyber-attacks. Unfortunately for FireEye, what they thought was a command and control (CNC) server turned out to be a sinkhole run by Kaspersky Labs.

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