Tag: Regin

Symantec exposes “Regin” A stealth Sophisticated Spying Malware

Cyber Security, Internet
Summary: A leading computer security company says it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malware ever seen. Symantec says the bug, named Regin, was probably created by a government and has been used for six years against a range of targets around the world. (Reuters) - An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, antivirus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday. The Mountain View, California-based maker of Norton antivirus products said its research showed that a "nation state" was likely the developer of the malware called Regin, or Backdoor.Regin, but Symantec did not identify any countries or victims. Symantec sa...