Massive cyber-spying program 'the Equation Group' discovered

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An incredibly sophisticated cyber espionage operation, likely originating in the U.S., has been discovered by the security researchers at Russia’s Kaspersky Lab

Dubbed the Equation Group, this “threat actor” has been using spyware and malware tools to infect computers of governments, telecoms, military, nuclear research, energy and other companies in more than 30 countries. Kaspersky did not say who’s behind Equation, but its findings, presented during a security conference in Cancun, Mexico on Monday, indicate the group’s malware is closely tied to Stuxnet, a virus developed by the U.S. and Israel, used to infect Russia’s nuclear plant Read more…

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