A powerful new virus is infecting computers in UkraineGeorge Dvorsky3/11/14 12:00amFiled to: futurismcyber warfareukrainerussiacomputer virusessnake virusstuxnetscience484EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkIt's called "Snake" and it's being compared to another alleged state-run virus, Stuxnet. And yes, all evidence points to Russia. According to British-based BAE systems, dozens of computer networks have been infected with the virus, which sometimes goes by the name Ouroboros (named after the serpent in Greek mythology). It works by giving remote attackers "full remote access to the compromised system." It has stealth qualities, including the ability to stay inactive for a number of days.