Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years
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Researchers crack open unusually advanced malware that hid for 5 years

Security experts have discovered a malware platform that’s so advanced in its design and execution that it could probably have been developed only with the active support of a nation-state. The malware—known alternatively as “ProjectSauron” by researchers from Kaspersky Lab and “Remsec” by their counterparts from Symantec—has been active since at least 2011 and has…

Sauron spyware attacking targets in Belgium, China, Russia and Sweden
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Sauron spyware attacking targets in Belgium, China, Russia and Sweden

A previously unknown hacking group called Strider has been conducting cyber espionage against selected targets in Belgium, China, Russia and Sweden, according to Symantec. The security firm suggested that the product of the espionage would be of interest to a nation state’s intelligence services. Strider uses malware known as Remsec that appears primarily to have…