There are potentially hundreds of these modules, more yet to be uncovered, making Flame as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife.
And while there are no similarities in terms of code between Stuxnet, its successor Duqu, and the Flame, experts say the authors of Flame and Stuxnet had access to common resources.
"Our current working theory is that flame and Stuxnet were parallel projects," Schouwenberg told FoxNews.com. "Whoever commissioned Stuxnet also commissioned Flame."
That cyberattack was very specific, however, while the Flame attack is broad, having been detected in more than half a dozen countries already: Hungary, Iran, and Lebanon, Austria, Russia, Hong Kong, and the United Arab Emirates, as well the Palestinian West Bank.
It also appears to target individuals rather than the company they are employed by, Symantec said. Many of the compromised computers appear to be personal systems being used from home Internet connections, according to the security agency.
"If they get on to a home computer they could pretty much 'Hoover up' anything that's on it. It's strange to see that," O Murchu said.