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'Regin' Malware
« on: November 24, 2014, 04:41:52 AM »
'Regin' malware described as 'groundbreaking and almost peerless'
By Gregory Wallace   @gregorywallace November 23, 2014: 5:58 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

Experts don't know where it came from, and aren't quite sure what it does.

But they do know this: a newly-uncovered cybersecurity threat appears to have been designed by a government, and is "groundbreaking and almost peerless."

Regin, as they've dubbed it, is malware that has been lurking in computers for as long as six years, according to Symantec (SYMC, Tech30), the cybersecurity firm that produces Norton Antivirus.

"Its capabilities and the level of resources behind Regin indicate that it is one of the main cyberespionage tools used by a nation state," Symantec said Sunday, explaining that "development took months, if not years, to complete."

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