The only solution to the Equation Group is destroying your hard drive


The sophisticated malware and spyware used by the Equation Group — the scary-sounding cyberespionage operation exposed this week — is almost impossible to detect and even more difficult to destroy.

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity software maker and researcher, on Monday revealed the cyberattack operation that has infected computers globally. The NSA is almost certainly the creator of the program, which has hit government, military and utility targets in more than 30 countries.

So what is the best way to combat it?

"The best way to get rid of it is to physically destroy the hard drive," Igor Soumenkov, principal security research at Kaspersky, told Mashable. Read more…

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