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Cybersecurity Stocks: Four Ways to Play the "Flame" Attack on Iran

Iran loves to rattle its saber-especially when it comes to Israel.

But the country that would like to wipe Israel off the map now finds itself the target of a very different kind of war.

On the frontlines of cyberspace, Iran has become the victim of another massive attack on its computer networks.

In the wake of the Stuxnet attack, the Flame virus unleashed on Iran is one of the worst pieces of malware ever to hit cyberspace.

The Flame virus is not just nasty, it's also very smart.

It was written to spy on a user's infected system and steal data. This includes documents, recorded conversations and even keystrokes.

Then it throws open a back door that allows hackers to tweak the code giving Flame even more ways to wreak havoc.

Clearly, news of the Flame attack comes at a key moment.

Rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran over its nuclear program have left the region under the threat of a wider conventional war.

In the background is the Israeli wild card. Israel has taken key political actions to ensure it's ready if it needs to attack Iran.

Flame's success is that it helps to keep a lid on this brewing powder keg.

In short, it is war by other means-even though Israel and the U.S. both deny they are behind the Flame attacks.

Yet, there's no question the Flame episode is part a major global trend that has put cybersecurity stocks back in the public eye.

And in a moment I'll show you four ways to invest in this growing field-pegged at about $65 billion.

But first, I want to make sure you have the correct context...

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