Regin computer spying malware has ‘stealth’ features, Symantec says

CBC
Nov 24, 2014

A new malware discovered only recently and called Regin has been around for at least six years, Symantec says. (iStock) Source - CBC
A new malware discovered only recently and called Regin has been around for at least six years, Symantec says. (iStock)
Source – CBC

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.

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