Tag: Surveillance

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. Syma...

Bali IGF: Surveillance, Human Rights, Governance Of Internet Resources, “Multistakeholderism”

Cyber Security, Governance
The revelations of mass surveillance by the US and other intelligence services are expected to considerably influence the 8th Internet Governance Forum in Bali, Indonesia this week. There is a fear, said Robert Guerra from the Canadian Citizen Lab, that the surveillance topic will drive other issues and outcomes of the meetings, too. With “Surveillance and Snowden,” the Association for Progressive Communication and Giganet during their Joint Fora on Security, Surveillance and the Militarization of Cyberspace provide for a first showdown on day zero in Bali. The next meeting of the IGF – which arose from the 2003-2005 UN-led World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) – is being held from 22-25 October. Many more panels will address the surveillance issue as many are human rights-rel