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

Shawn Knight

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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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BlueDrake

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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?
 

AnonymousSurfer

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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?
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
 

Rippleman

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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?
 

amstech

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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?
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.
 
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captaincranky

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

I'm surprised Symantec discovered it.
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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