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Top-tier espionage malware 'Regin' has been spying on targets since 2008

By Shawn Knight
Nov 24, 2014
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  1. A sophisticated piece of malware known as "Regin" has been spying on government organizations, infrastructure operators, businesses, researchers and private individuals since at least 2008. The backdoor-type Trojan is said to display a degree of technical competence rarely seen and...

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  2. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 350   +103

    It's amusing how these seem to drop out of thin air, just as the interest is gone in prior things. Are they just purposely deciding to toy with people, dropping little newsworthy stories when they feel it's important?
     
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    The title should read: Symantec is agitated by drop in antivirus sales.
     
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,059

    I'm surprised Symantec discovered it. I wonder who is spying on the NSA...
     
  5. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 451   +37

    They probably drop out because they are being detected or the malware is becoming to noticeable. Once the heat has cooled down and revisions have been made, its back to data surfing. I'm sure there's more going on behind the scenes than just dropping little newsworthy stories, those are just to stir up the pot. There's gotta be money or power of some kind involved
     
  6. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 563   +178

    You only read stories about the ones that are found. How many others are there that are currenty being used with yet being discovered? couple? dozens? hundreds?
     
  7. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 1,457   +606

    It's possible thousands haven't been discovered.

    I used to feel like I needed to apologize for my "conspiracy theory" type comments (I've had enough on this site) but the cats out of the bag; my comments since I've joined Techspot all relating to spying and trash security unfortunately have been, for the most part, accurate.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2014
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,703   +1,887

    As long as it doesn't steal your porn back, I'm OK with this.

    Urban mythology has it that the people at Avast, Avira, & AVG, got together and wrote it on a note, which they gave to john McAfee, who then tied it to a brick, and threw it through the window at Symantec's headquarters
     
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